Chicago Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

23rd September 2013

Fact: Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical, will hit the New York stage for the 7,000th time on Tuesday (24Sep13). The show is currently in its 17th year on Broadway and only two other British musicals have had a longer run - Cats (7,485 performances) and The Phantom of the Opera, which is still on stage.

23rd August 2012

Fact: Chicago producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been handed the huge task of producing the 85th Academy Awards on 24 February (13). The appointment for the prestigious 2013 ceremony, the biggest night in Hollywood, was announced by Academy President Hawk Kock on Thursday (23Aug12).

13th July 2012

Fact: Stage musical Chicago is to end its run in London after 15 years in the West End theatre district. The curtain will come down on the show at the Garrick Theatre for the last time on 1 September (12).

9th April 2012

Fact: Pamela Anderson is reportedly in talks to make her Broadway debut as murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago. According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, the former Baywatch beauty is set to star in the revival of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical in the role played by Christie Brinkley, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Ashlee Simpson and Bebe Neuwirth, among others.

30th August 2011

Fact: Musical Chicago became the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history with its first show back after the Hurricane Irene weekend hiatus. Monday night's (29Aug11) show was the 6,138th performance.

3rd March 2011

Fact: Actor Christopher Sieber has swapped one Broadway production for another - he's quit his upcoming stint in Chicago to replace Jeffrey Tambor in La Cage Aux Folles. The Arrested Development star stepped into Kelsey Grammer's shoes as suave club owner Georges in the drag queen musical last month (Feb11), but bowed out of the show last week (ends25Feb11), citing "complications from recent hip surgery".

2nd September 2010

Quote: "My son's knowledge of female prisons comes from Lady GaGa and Chicago, all G-strings and heels. His ambition is to work in a 'lady jail'." British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley's young son DAMIAN is eyeing a career in a female prison.

21st May 2009

Fact: Dancing With The Stars co-host Samantha Harris has landed a role on Broadway. The TV personality will take on the part of Roxie Hart in Chicago in July (09).

13th November 2008

Fact: The Office star Melora Hardin is set to join the cast of Broadway hit {Chicago. She'll play murderer ROXIE HART for nine weeks from the end of December (29Dec08). Hardin wowed theatre fans in Los Angeles in August (08) when she played Fantine in a Hollywood Bowl concert version of Les Miserables.

17th September 2007

Fact: The Sopranos star Aida Turturro is set to follow Queen Latifah and Kelly Osbourne to prison - she'll play MAMA MORTON in hit musical Chicago on Broadway. Osbourne is currently wowing London audiences as Mama Morton, while Latifah played the role in the 2002 Chicago movie.

14th August 2007

Fact: Soul star Brian McKnight will join the cast of Broadway stage musical Chicago in New York between 8 October and 18 November (07).

17th July 2007

Fact: Actress/singer Minnie Driver lives in a trailer park and one of her neighbours is Chicago drummer TRIS IMBODEN.

30th October 2006

Fact: Jessica Simpson bought little sister ASHLEE an antique mirror for good luck at the start of the singer's run in musical Chicago in London.

1st October 2006

Quote: "She makes it happen onstage, she owns it. I cried the whole time. It's like little Miss ANN MARGRET up there." Jessica Simpson proud of little sister's performance in Chicago on the West End stage in London.

27th September 2006

Quote: "The cast are going to take me to a traditional English pub where the floors are sticky." US pop star Ashlee Simpson on how she'll celebrate her opening week playing ROXIE HART in Chicago in London's West End.

16th August 2006

Quote: "It's the Andy Warhol of Broadway." Usher on stage musical Chicago, where he'll make his Broadway debut in October (06).

29th June 2006

Fact: Former Melrose Place star Lisa Rinna will play the role of ROXIE HART in the 10th anniversary of Broadway's Chicago next year (06) in New York City.

21st January 2006

Fact: <p>Mike Tyson's ex-wife Robin Givens is the latest star to play ROXIE HART in Chicago. The actress is playing the dreamy jailbird in the hit musical on Broadway, New York, opposite SEINFELD star JOHN O'HURLEY. </p>


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