The cast of Chicago celebrate its 21st anniversary on Broadway.
The cast of Chicago celebrate the show's 21st anniversary on Broadway.
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Chicago celebrated its 21st Broadway anniversary on Tuesday, December 5, at PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown. Guests included current cast members Todrick Hall, Charlotte d'Amboise, Leigh Zimmerman, as well as Chicago alumnus Paige Davis and more.

Director Walter Bobbie grabs a photo with current Velma Kelly, Leigh Zimmerman.
Director Walter Bobbie grabs a photo with current Velma Kelly, Leigh Zimmerman.
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Featuring music by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago began previews at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 23, 1996, before an official opening on November 14. Chicago currently calls the Ambassador Theatre home.

No celebration is complete without a cake.
No celebration is complete without a cake.
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The production currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Olivier Award winner and original cast member Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, Todrick Hall as Billy Flynn (through January 14), Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Producer Barry Weissler and Walter Bobbie cut the cake.
Producer Barry Weissler and Walter Bobbie cut the cake.
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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. Recipient of six 1997 Tony Awards, the revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.

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