Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: May 12, 1975
  • Opening Date: June 3, 1975
  • Closing Date: August 27, 1977
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 936

Book: Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb


Roxie Hart murders her unfaithful lover and finds herself competing with fellow jailed murderess Velma Kelly for the best lawyer — and best vaudeville bookings — in 1920s Chicago.


Opening Night Cast

Jerry Orbach in Chicago Jerry Orbach Billy Flynn
Chita Rivera in Chicago Chita Rivera Velma Kelly
Gwen Verdon in Chicago Gwen Verdon Roxie Hart
Barney Martin Amos Hart
Mary McCarty Matron
M. O'Haughey Mary Sunshine
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Opening Night Production Credits

Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Book
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Book
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Director
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Choreographer
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jerry Orbach Nominee
1976 Outstanding Lighting Design Jules Fisher Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actor in a Musical Jerry Orbach Nominee
1976 Actress in a Musical Gwen Verdon Nominee
1976 Actress in a Musical Chita Rivera Nominee
1976 Book of a Musical Fred Ebb
Bob Fosse
1976 Choreography Bob Fosse Nominee
1976 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Patricia Zipprodt Nominee
1976 Direction of a Musical Bob Fosse Nominee
1976 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher Nominee
1976 Musical   Nominee
1976 Original Score John Kander
Fred Ebb
1976 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Walton Nominee
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