Chicago (musical)

1975 musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb

Chicago is an American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. It is set in Chicago in the jazz age. The satire play is about corruption in the criminal justice system in Chicago.

The ambassador theatre in 2007, with CHICAGO and all that jazz
MusicJohn Kander
LyricsFred Ebb
BookFred Ebb
Bob Fosse
by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Awards1996 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
1997 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production

The original Broadway production opened in 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre[1] and ran for 936 performances, until 1977. The revival is currently running

The 1996 Broadway production holds the record as the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It is the second longest-running show to ever run on Broadway, behind only The Phantom of the Opera.

The 2002 movie version of the musical won the Academy Award for Best Picture.


  1. "Chicago". Retrieved January 6, 2009.