CONGRADULATIONS BARRY AND FRAN WEISSLER!! 2013

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Chicago opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, and it continues to run at the Ambassador Theatre. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Chicago’s 1996 Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival on Broadway and is its fourth longest-running show.

In celebration of this day, we bring you ‘All That Jazz’ as performed by Bebe Neuwirth on the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Click below to check it out!

http://youtu.be/66Vmsl_CuEg

And below from the original 1975 productions of CHICAGO are the official commercial …….and second, Jerry Orback and the girls performing “We Want Billy”

 

VIA Broadway World…..

Bob Fosse’s “Life as a Long Rehearsal” American Film, 1979

American Film | Magazine of the Film and Television Arts | November 1979
Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz: A Life As Extravaganza

“Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz is a confessional, hallucinatory extravaganza.  Here is his candid assessment of frenetic life in film and theater.” Continue reading

Bob Fosse’s Chicago rare press photo after musician strike, 1975

Pictured above an image of “ticket-seekers” line formed outside of the 46th Street Theatre. Having the marque top billing centered reading “Gwen Verdon Chita Rivera Jerry Orbach, Chicago, A Musical Vaudeville” also reading Continue reading

Bob Fosse’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Award Cabaret, 1972


This particular British Film Academy Award is also known as the “Stella Award” and was bestowed to winners from 1968 to 1975. Being a Wedgwood commissioned Black Basalt figurative statue presented during the BAFTA awards ceremony and specially designed by Wedgwood sculptor Eric Owen. The freestanding trophy or whole figure measures nine inches in height and has five lines of gold lettering front of circular pedestal base reading:

“The Society of FIlm and Television Arts, 1972 Film Award, The Best Director, CABARET, Bob Fosse”

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a charity in the United Kingdom that hosts annual awards shows for excellence in film, television, television craft, video games and forms of animation.