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A Musical Vaudeville

 
46th Street Theatre, (6/03/1975 - 8/27/1977)
First Preview: May 12, 1975 Total Previews: 24
Opening Date: Jun 03, 1975    
Closing Date: Aug 27, 1977 Total Performances: 936

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Chicago, Illinois. The late 1920s.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Coronet Theatre Corporation (Lester Osterman and Richard Horner)
Produced by Robert Fryer and James Cresson; Produced in association with Martin Richards, Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the play "Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Directed by Bob Fosse; Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair Design by Romaine Green
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Associate to General Managers: Nancy Simmons; Managerial Associate: Frank Scardino
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Robert Corpora and Paul Phillips
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Graciela Daniele; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff; Artwork logo by Tony Walton; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Jerry OrbachBilly Flynn
Chita RiveraVelma Kelly
Gwen VerdonRoxie Hart
Barney MartinAmos Hart
Mary McCartyMatron
M. O'HaugheyMary Sunshine
Candy BrownJune
Hank BrunjesDance Alternate
Christopher ChadmanFred Casely
Cheryl ClarkLiz
Graciela DanieleHunyak
Gene FooteAaron
Gary GendellCourt Clerk
Richard KorthazeSergeant Fogarty
Michon PeacockAnnie
Charlene RyanGo-To-Hell-Kitty
Ron SchwinnJudge
Paul SolenHarry
Pamela SousaMona
Monica TillerDance Alternate
Michael VitaMartin Harrison
Standby: Marsha Bagwell (Mary Sunshine, Matron) and Lenora Nemetz (Roxie Hart)
Understudies: Richard Korthaze (Amos Hart) and Michon Peacock (Velma Kelly)
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Robert Fryer and James Cresson
 1976 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
 1976 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by John Kander ;  Lyrics by Fred Ebb
 1976 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Jerry Orbach
 1976 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Chita Rivera
 1976 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Gwen Verdon
 1976 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Tony Walton
 1976 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
 1976 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Jules Fisher
 1976 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Bob Fosse
 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Bob Fosse
Drama Desk Award
 1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Jerry Orbach
winner 1976 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 
  Jules Fisher
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
All That JazzVelma Kelly and Company
Funny HoneyRoxie Hart
Cell Block TangoVelma Kelly and the Girls
When You're Good To MamaMatron
Tap DanceRoxie Hart, Amos Hart and Boys
All I Care AboutBilly Flynn and Girls
A Little Bit of GoodMary Sunshine
We Both Reached For The GunBilly Flynn, Roxie Hart, Mary Sunshine and Company
RoxieRoxie Hart and Boys
I Can't Do It AloneVelma Kelly
Chicago After MidnightThe Band
My Own Best FriendRoxie Hart and Velma Kelly
ACT 2 Sung By
I Know a GirlVelma Kelly
Me and My BabyRoxie Hart and Boys
Mister CellophaneAmos Hart
When Velma Takes the StandVelma Kelly and Boys
Razzle DazzleBilly Flynn and Company
ClassVelma Kelly and Matron
NowadaysRoxie Hart
Nowadays (Reprise) Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
R.S.V.P.Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
Keep It HotRoxie Hart and Velma Kelly