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…..

Age 28 Gwen Verdon’s First Tony Award Can-Can, 1953

“The American Theatre Wing Presents to Gwen Verdon This Award For Her Performance in “CAN-CAN” 1953-54″

While performing pivotal dance numbers in Can-Can one of Gwen Verdon’s costumes was a striped long dress, see image below with the headline verso reading:

“Yes She Certainly Can-Can”

Pictured above a black and white press photograph taken backstage before a Can-Can  performance on “December 14, 1954″ with additional verso text reading: Continue reading