Musical ‘Chicago’ will become 2nd show in history to hit 10,000 show milestone – NBC New York
A single stage is reason enough for a “razzle dazzle” celebration on Broadway!
“Chicago” has been a beloved and celebrated musical for decades, featuring a number of celebrities who have graced its stage over the years – from Liza Minnelli to Mel B, Christie Brinkley and most recently Pamela Anderson. . The musical’s popularity and place in pop culture run so deep that it even made it to the big screen in a 2002 film version starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.
On Saturday, however, the legendary show will celebrate a milestone that only one other show has reached: it will become the second show in Broadway history to run 10,000 performances.
The Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last fall, made its big debut in 1996 and has since played in 36 countries – being seen by 33 million people worldwide.
The musical is set to celebrate this momentous event with a special performance Thursday at 7 p.m.
(If you’re wondering what was the first show in Broadway history to run 10,000 performances, it would be “The Phantom of the Opera,” which at the time of this article’s publication has performed 13,637 since its release. debut in 1988, according to the Broadway Internet Database.)