TIMELINE

November 14, 1996
CHICAGO opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway
February 4, 1997
CHICAGO moves to The Shubert Theatre on Broadway
April 16, 1997
First National American Touring Company opens at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre
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
December 12, 1997
Second National American Touring Company opens at Barbara B. Mann Theatre in Ft. Myers, Florida
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
July 4, 1998
First Australian Company opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne
September 23, 1998
First German Language Company opens at Theatre An Der Wien in Vienna, Austria
February 17, 1999
First Swedish Language Company opens at Eriksberg Hall in Gothenberg, Sweden
March 1999
CHICAGO Touring Company plays Tokyo, Japan
May 9, 1999
First Dutch Language Company opens at The Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht, Holland
November 2000
CHICAGO Touring Company plays Lisbon, Portugal
January 23, 2001
First Spanish Language Company opens at The Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 14, 2001
First United Kingdom tour opens at The Opera House in Manchester, UK
October 17, 2001
Second Spanish Language Company opens at The Centro Cultural Telmex in Mexico City, Mexico
October 4, 2002
First Russian Language Company opens at The Estrada Theatre in Moscow, Russia
December 27, 2002
Miramax film version of CHICAGO opens
January 29, 2003
CHICAGO moves to the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway
June 2003
CHICAGO Touring Company returns to play Tokyo, Japan
July 2003
CHICAGO Touring Company plays Seoul and Dae Gu, South Korea
July 17, 2003
First French Language Company opens at Theatre Maisonneuve Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada
January 26, 2004
First Italian Language Company opens at the Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Italy
March 2004
Second French Language Company opens at Au Casino de Paris in Paris, France
April 28, 2004
First Portuguese Language Company opens at the Teatro Abril in Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 2004
CHICAGO Touring Company plays Beijing, China
April 28, 2005
South African Company opens at The Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa
July 20, 2005
South African Company opens at Artscape Opera House in Capetown, South Africa
August 2005
CHICAGO Touring Company plays Osaka and returns for a third time to play Tokyo, Japan
October 17, 2005
London production becomes the longest-running production to ever play the Adelphi Theatre and the longest running revival of a Broadway Musical in West End history
April 28, 2006
London production transfers to the Cambridge Theatre, where the original production of CHICAGO ran for 603 performances in 1979
May 4, 2006
CHICAGO touring company plays at Madinat Jumeirah Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 14, 2006
CHICAGO surpasses MISS SAIGON to become the 8th longest running show in Broadway history
October 3, 2006
Masterworks Broadway releases a 10th Anniversary Box Set edition of the CHICAGO cast album recording
November 14, 2006
CHICAGO celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a star-studded benefit performance featuring the original cast members and celebrity alums
February 8, 2007
CHICAGO Touring Company returns to play Tokyo, Japan
May 17, 2007
CHICAGO Touring Company plays the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
September 2007
CHICAGO on Broadway welcomes its 5 millionth audience member to the show
September 14, 2007
First Danish Language Company opens in Copenhagen, Denmark
September 18, 2007
First Korean Language Company opens in Seoul, South Korea
December 5, 2007
CHICAGO celebrates its 10th Anniversary in London with a star-studded benefit performance featuring the original cast members and celebrity alums
April 22, 2008
South African Company reopens in Cape Town, South Africa
July 11, 2008
Korean Language Company reopens in Seoul, South Korea
September 10, 2008
Danish Language Company reopens in Copenhagen, Denmark
October 8, 2008
First Japanese Language Company to open in Tokyo, Japan
February 12, 2009
CHICAGO Touring Company plays Muang Thai Rachadalai Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand
March 22, 2009
Second Australian Company opens at the QPAC Lyric Theatre in Brisbane, Australia
March 24, 2009
CHICAGO surpasses RENT to become the 7th longest-running show in Broadway history
May 14, 2009
Second Australian Company transfers to Star City's Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia
June 5, 2009
Korean Language Company reopens at the SeongNam Art Center Opera House in SeongNam, South Korea
October 1, 2009
CHICAGO Touring Company plays The Akasaka ACT Theatre in Tokyo, Japan
November 15, 2009
Second Dutch Language Company (tour) opens at the Schouwburg Het Park theatre in Hoorn, The Netherlands
November 26, 2009
Third Spanish Language Company opens at the Coliseum Theatre in Madrid, Spain
November 30, 2009
Ashlee Simpson makes her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart
January 10, 2010
Korean Language Company reopens at the SeongNam Art Center Opera House in SeongNam, South Korea
January 12, 2010
CHICAGO becomes the 6th longest-running show in Broadway history, with 5,462 performances
February 8, 2010
Michelle Williams begins her Broadway run as Roxie Hart
February 20, 2010
Second Australian Company transfers to the Burswood Theatre in Perth
March 6, 2010
Korean Language Company reopens at the Sori Arts Center in Jeon-Joo, South Korea
March 29, 2010
Matthew Settle begins his Broadway run as Billy Flynn
April 15, 2010
Bianca Marroquín debuts on Broadway as Roxie Hart
April 16, 2010
Second Australian Company transfers to Esplanade Theatre in Singapore
April 26, 2010
Ruthie Henshall takes over as Roxie
May 20, 2010
Second Australian Company transfers to Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (Lyric Theatre) in Hong Kong
June 4, 2010
Japanese Language Company re-opens at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Nishinomiya, Japan
June 9, 2010
Japanese Language Company transfers to The Akasaka ACT Theatre in Tokyo, Japan
July 20, 2010
John O'Hurley returns to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn
August 12, 2010
Third Spanish Language Company tour of Spain commences in Bilbao, Spain
October 1, 2010
CHICAGO Touring Company plays the TIM Maslak Show Center in Istanbul, Turkey
November 1, 2010
Fourth Spanish Language Company opens in Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 2010
CHICAGO begins first year of performances on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
December 20, 2010
Bianca Marroquín returns to CHICAGO, reprising her role of Roxie Hart
March 25, 2011
CHICAGO becomes the 5th longest-running show in Broadway history, with 5,960 performances
April 8, 2011
Christie Brinkley makes her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart
November 5, 2012
Country music star Billy Ray Cyrus joins the cast
November 14, 2012
CHICAGO celebrates its 16th year on Broadway!
December 20, 2012
CHICAGO becomes third longest-running show on Broadway
June 28, 2013
Wendy Williams, Queen of Daytime Talk TV, joins the cast
September 24, 2013
CHICAGO celebrates its 7,000th performance on Broadway
October 21, 2013
Roz Ryan will break a longtime CHICAGO company record with the most performances of any leading actress in the show's historic 17-year run
October 24, 2013
Two-time Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald joins the cast as Amos Hart
March 17, 2013
Two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko makes his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn
January 14, 2014
Having previously performed the roles of Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, Bebe Neuwirth steps into her third role in CHICAGO as Matron "Mama" Morton
December 2014
CHICAGO passes Cats to become the second-longest running show in Broadway history
February 2, 2015
Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Nettles and Broadway's Carly Hughes join the cast as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
March 30, 2015
Paige Davis and Amra-Faye Wright return to the cast as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly
April 28, 2015
Grammy Award Winner Brandy Norwood joins the cast as Roxie Hart
May 12, 2015
Composer John Kander is honored with The Broadway League's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award
June 1, 2015
Peruvian soap opera star, Marco Zunino, returns to the Broadway stage for a limited run as Billy Flynn
September 21, 2015
Rumer Willis steps into Roxie Hart’s dancing shoes
November 2, 2015
Massan’s Charlotte Kate Fox takes over as Roxie Hart
November 14, 2015
CHICAGO celebrates 19 years on Broadway!
November 22, 2015
Real Housewives star, Nene Leakes, returns to Broadway as CHICAGO’s Matron “Mama” Morton
January 11, 2016
Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL legend, Eddie George, takes over as Billy Flynn in his Broadway debut
October 17, 2016
Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne makes her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart
November 14, 2016
CHICAGO celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Broadway
December 28, 2016
Spice Girl, Mel B, returns to Broadway as Roxie Hart

CELEBRITY CELLBLOCK


Veronica Dunne as Roxie Hart (2016)
Mel B as Roxie Hart (2016)
Jaime Camil as Billy Flynn (2016)
Eddie George as Billy Flynn (2016)
Nene Leakes as Matron "Mama" Morton (2015)
Rumer Willis as Roxie Hart (2015)
Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn (2015)
Brandy Norwood as Roxie Hart (2015)
Jennifer Nettles as Roxie Hart (2015)
Patrick Swayze as Billy Flynn (2003)
Wayne Brady as Billy Flynn (2004)
Ute Lemper as Velma Kelly (1998)
Usher as Billy Flynn (2006)
Tracy Shayne as Roxie Hart (2004)
Matthew Settle as Billy Flynn (2010)
Samantha Harris as Roxie Hart (2009)
John Schneider as Billy Flynn (2008)
Sandy Duncan as Roxie Hart (1999)
Rita Wilson as Roxie Hart (2006)
Lisa Rinna as Roxie Hart (2007)
Paige Davis as Roxie Hart (2004)
Michael C. Hall as Billy Flynn (2010)
Melanie Griffith as Roxie Hart (2003)
Marilu Henner as Roxie Hart (1997)
Brian McKnight as Billy Flynn (2007)
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