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Broadway's Chicago Celebrates 8,000 Performances

The musical has been running continuously since 1996.

The cast and crew of Chicago celebrates 8,000 performances on Broadway.
(© Tricia Baron)

The long-running Broadway revival of Chicago celebrated its 8,000th performance and the birthday of lead producer Barry Weissler on February 22 at the Ambassador Theatre. The musical, now in its 20th year, officially opened in 1996.

The beautiful Chicago cake commemorating 8,000 performances.
(© Tricia Baron)

Chicago currently stars international stage sensation Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, stage and screen favorite Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Barry Weissler blows out the candles on the cake to celebrate his birthday.
(© Tricia Baron)

Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. The revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.

Chicago producer Barry Weissler kicks up his heels with leading man Eddie George.
(© Tricia Baron)

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