MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jun 03, 1975
Closing Date
Aug 27, 1977
1st Preview
May 12, 1975
1st Preview
May 12, 1975
Previews
24
Performances
936
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)

Setting
Chicago, Illinois. The late 1920s.

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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; Assistant Choreographer: Tony Stevens
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; Assistant Scenic Design: John Kasarda
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; Assistant Stage Mgr: Nick Malekos
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Assistant Conductor: Art Wagner; Music Preparation: Al Miller and Mathilde Pincus
General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Graciela Daniele; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff; Artwork logo by Tony Walton; Assistant to the Director: Kathryn Doby; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Billy Flynn
Velma Kelly
Roxie Hart
Amos Hart
Matron
Mary Sunshine
Dance Alternate
Fred Casely
Aaron
Court Clerk
Sergeant Fogarty
Go-To-Hell-Kitty
Judge
Harry
Dance Alternate
Martin Harrison
Standby: Marsha Bagwell (Matron, Mary Sunshine) and Lenora Nemetz (Roxie Hart)
Understudies: Richard Korthaze (Amos Hart) and Michon Peacock (Velma Kelly)

46th Street Theatre (Jun 03, 1975 - Aug 27, 1977)

Stage Manager: Craig Jacobs (1976 - 1977)

Cast

Roxie Hart
Feb 07, 1977 - Aug 27, 1977
 
 
Annie
May 10, 1976 - ?
Hunyak
Matron
Jul 1977 - ?
Amos Hart
Feb 20, 1976 - ?
Go-To-Hell-Kitty
Fred Casely
Amos Hart
Aug 1977 - ?
Judge
Mary Sunshine
May 17, 1976 - ?
 
Mary Sunshine
Jun 06, 1977 - ?
Court Clerk
Roxie Hart
Aug 08, 1975 - Sep 13, 1975
June
Roxie Hart
Jul 30, 1975 - ?
 
Velma Kelly
Jul 28, 1976 - ?
Go-To-Hell-Kitty
Matron
Jan 10, 1977 - Jul 13, 1977
Harry
Hunyak
Roxie Hart
Sep 15, 1975 - ?
Martin Harrison
Standby: Elaine Cancilla (Velma Kelly), Steve Elmore (Billy Flynn), Peter Marinos (Mary Sunshine) and Candace Tovar (Roxie Hart)
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
Act 1
Sung By
All That Jazz
Velma Kelly and Company
Funny Honey
Roxie Hart
Cell Block Tango
Velma Kelly and the Girls
When You're Good To Mama
Matron
Tap Dance
Roxie Hart, Amos Hart and Boys
All I Care About
Billy Flynn and Girls
A Little Bit of Good
Mary Sunshine
We Both Reached For The Gun
Billy Flynn, Roxie Hart, Mary Sunshine and Company
Roxie
Roxie Hart and Boys
I Can't Do It Alone
Velma Kelly
Chicago After Midnight
The Band
My Own Best Friend
Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
Act 2
Sung By
I Know a Girl
Velma Kelly
Me and My Baby
Roxie Hart and Boys
Mister Cellophane
Amos Hart
When Velma Takes the Stand
Velma Kelly and Boys
Razzle Dazzle
Billy Flynn and Company
Class
Velma Kelly and Matron
Nowadays
Roxie Hart
Nowadays (Reprise)
Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
R.S.V.P.
Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
Keep It Hot
Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1976 Nominee
Produced by Robert Fryer and James Cresson
 

Best Book of a Musical

1976 Nominee
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
 

Best Original Score

1976 Nominee
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Jerry Orbach
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon
 

Best Scenic Design

1976 Nominee
Scenic Design by Tony Walton
 

Best Costume Design

1976 Nominee
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt
 

Best Lighting Design

1976 Nominee
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
 

Best Choreography

1976 Nominee
Choreographed by Bob Fosse
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1976 Nominee
Directed by Bob Fosse

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Jerry Orbach

Outstanding Lighting Design

1976 Winner
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
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