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Shirvell Musical and staging style[ edit ] According to Fred Ebb, he wrote the book in a vaudeville style because "the characters were performers. Every musical moment in the show was loosely modeled on someone else: Bobby will love that.
Fosse was talked out of allowing this staging, when Jerry Orbach "convinced him that he was missing the Brechtian subtlety intrinsic in the number.
The piece was cut and replaced with "Nowadays". Instrumental sections of "Loopin' the Loop" can still be heard in the Overture. Another principal character, a theatrical agent named Harry Glassman, was played by David Rounds, whose role was to exploit the notoriety of the prisoners for his own gain.
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This character's role and the song "Ten Percent" was cut,  with the character folded into that of Matron Mama Morton, and various members of the chorus shared his M. Productions[ edit ] Original Broadway production[ edit ] M. A Musical Vaudeville opened on June 3, at the 46th Street Theatreand ran for a total of performances, closing on August 27, Velma Kelly had been a comparatively minor character in all versions of Chicago prior to the musical rendering.
The musical received mixed reviews. The Brechtian style of the show, which frequently dropped the fourth wallmade audiences uncomfortable. According to James Leve, "Chicago is cynical and subversive, exploiting American cultural mythologies in order to attack American celebrity culture.
Gwen Verdon had to have surgery on nodes in her throat after inhaling a feather during the show's finale. Her run lasted slightly over a month August 8,through September 13, boosting the show's popularity, and Gwen Verdon recuperated and returned to the show.
Ann Reinkingwho would go on to star in the highly successful revival  and choreograph that production in the style of Bob Fosse, was also a cast replacement for Roxie Hart during the show's original run. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
March Learn how and when to remove this template message City Center Encores! That's exactly what Ms. Reinking and her ensemble do. Chicago can still seem glibly cynical and artificially cold, especially in its weaker second act. But these performers know just how to take off the chill.
There are also chairs along the sides of this central piece, in which the actors at times sit or lounge, when not directly involved in the action. The show opened on November 14,at the Richard Rodgers Theatre the same theater where the original production had played  with a script adapted by David Thompson eventually setting a record for recovering its initial costs faster than any other musical in history, likely due in part to the stripped-down design elements.
Unlike the original production, the revival was met with praise from critics. The CurtainUp reviewer noted "The show garnered ecstatic reviews, enviable box office sales and enough awards to warrant a special Chicago trophy room.
Simpson murder caseand audiences were more receptive to the criminal-as-celebrity theme of the show. The Musical has run for more than 8, performances   and holds the record for longest-running musical revival on Broadway.
On November 23,Chicago became the second longest-running Broadway show ever, passing Cats.
Both Lemper and Henshall have played the role of Velma on Broadway. Like its Broadway counterpart, the London production featured many celebrities in the starring roles. James Doherty was a replacement as Amos.
The show closed on September 1, after a total run of nearly 15 years in London. A second company started in December in TampaFlorida. Chita Rivera joined the tour for several weeks.
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Roger Lee is a professional dance writer, instructor, and studio consultant from Philadelphia, PA. His writing has been published nationally in Dance Magazine, Dance Magazine College Guide, Dance Studio Life Magazine, and The Dance Journal.
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