Chicago, which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996 and now in its 21st year on Broadway. Itis the longest running AMERICAN musical shows with no sign of ever slowing down!

Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.


Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s era, Chicago tell the story of Roxie Hart, a young spoused housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her lover after he threatens to leave her.

Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s most infamous criminal lawyer. He helps her transforming her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. The story is a satire on corruption in the criminal justice administration and “celebrity criminal.”

November 14, 1996

CHICAGO opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.


June 1, 1997

CHICAGO wins six Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Best Direction & Best Choreography.

November 18, 1997

London Company opens at The Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London, England.

February 15, 1998

CHICAGO in London wins two Laurence Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production.

February 25, 1998

CHICAGO wins the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

December 27, 2002

Miramax film version of CHICAGO opens.

July 17, 2003

First French Language Company opens at the Theatre Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec.

March 3, 2004

Second French Language Company opens at the Casino de Paris in Paris, France.

October 17, 2005

CHICAGO becomes the longest-running show of the Adelphi Theater and also the oldest
American musical at the West End Theater.

October 3, 2006

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of his recording, Masterworks Broadway publishes a
special edition of the CHICAGO musical album.

November 14, 2006

CHICAGO celebrates its 10th Anniversary on Broadway with a star-studded benefit performance featuring the original cast members and celebrity alums.

November 18, 2007

CHICAGO London Company celebrates 10 years in the West End.

August 29, 2011

CHICAGO plays its 6,138th razzle-dazzle performance, making it the longest-running American show in Broadway history!

October 21, 2013

As Matron “Mama” Morton, longtime company member Roz Ryan breaks the record for having played more performances on Broadway than any other lead actress in the show’s history – 1,920 performances!

January 14, 2014

Tony Award winner and original cast member Bebe Neuwirth rejoins the Broadway company in her third starring role, Matron “Mama” Morton.  She is the only actress in history to play all three leading female roles in CHICAGO.