Theater Gone Wrong: Bebe Neuwirth Couldn't Do It Alone in Chicago
What happens when you forget the choreography of a song you've performed dozens of times?
Bebe Neuwirth has played every principal female role in Chicago on Broadway. But she started out as leading lady Velma Kelly back in the mid-1990s, a role that earned her Tony and Drama Desk Awards. During her initial run in the show, after performing "I Can't Do It Alone" dozens of times, she completely forgot the choreography. Fortunately, she had assistance onstage — and enough experience in the world of Fosse to cover herself. Sorta.