THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago (Video)

By Playbill Staff
August 27, 2013

The 1975 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Chicago, featuring the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb, ended its Broadway run Aug. 27, 1977. In celebration of the iconic musical, Playbill.com looks back.



The musical, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 1976, including Best Musical. The Tony-winning revival, which opened on Broadway in 1996, currently plays the Ambassador Theatre. 

Here's a look at various Chicago performances from the original production, the revival, the film and beyond.

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Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera.

Chita Rivera - "All That Jazz."

Bebe Neuwirth - "All That Jazz."

Chita Rivera and Gwen Verdon: "Nowadays"/"Hot Honey Rag."

Liza Minnelli - "My Own Best Friend."

"The Cell Block Tango" from the film.

Karen Ziemba and Bebe Neuwirth "Nowadays"/"Hot Honey Rag."

Chicago revival at the Tony Awards.

Press footage of Chita Rivera and Ben Vereen in the Las Vegas run of Chicago.

Ute Lemper and Ruthie Henshall.

Ruthie Henshall sings "Roxie."

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah perform "Move On."

Jerry Orbach - "All I Care About."

Goldie Hawn and Liza Minnelli - "All That Jazz."

Liza Minnelli at the piano with John Kander for "Nowadays."

Fred Ebb performs "Mr. Cellophane."