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History

December 5, 2007

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

September 18, 2007

First Korean Language Company opens in Seoul, South Korea

September 14, 2007

First Danish Language Company opens in Copenhagen, Denmark

September 1, 2007

CHICAGO on Broadway welcomes its 5 millionth audience member to the show

June 19, 2007
Lisa Rinna as Roxie

Lisa Rinna stars as Roxie Hart

May 17, 2007

CHICAGO Touring Company plays the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

February 8, 2007

CHICAGO Touring Company returns to play Tokyo, Japan

November 14, 2006

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

October 3, 2006

Masterworks Broadway releases a 10th Anniversary Box Set edition of the CHICAGO cast album recording

September 14, 2006

CHICAGO surpasses MISS SAIGON to become the 8th longest running show in Broadway history

August 22, 2006
Usher as Billy Flynn

Usher stars as Billy Flynn

May 4, 2006

CHICAGO touring company plays at Madinat Jumeirah Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

April 28, 2006

London production transfers to the Cambridge Theatre, where the original production of CHICAGO ran for 603 performances in 1979

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

September 9, 2005
Brooke Shields stars as Roxie Hart

Brooke Shields stars as Roxie Hart

August 1, 2005

CHICAGO Touring Company plays Osaka and returns for a third time to play Tokyo, Japan

July 20, 2005

South African Company opens at Artscape Opera House in Capetown, South Africa

April 28, 2005

South African Company opens at The Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa

December 1, 2004

CHICAGO Touring Company plays Beijing, China

September 2, 2004
Wayne Brady as Billy Flynn

Wayne Brady stars as Billy Flynn

April 28, 2004

First Portuguese Language Company opens at the Teatro Abril in Sao Paulo, Brazil

March 1, 2004

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

January 26, 2004

First Italian Language Company opens at the Teatro Nazionale in Milan, Italy

December 30, 2003
Patrick Swayze as Billy Flynn

Patrick Swayze joins the cast as Billy Flynn

July 17, 2003

First French Language Company opens at Theatre Maisonneuve Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada

July 11, 2003
Paige Davis as Roxie

Melanie Griffith stars at Roxie Hart

June 15, 2003

CHICAGO Touring Company plays Seoul and Dae Gu, South Korea

June 1, 2003

CHICAGO Touring Company returns to play Tokyo, Japan

January 29, 2003

CHICAGO moves to the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway

December 27, 2002

Miramax film version of CHICAGO opens

October 4, 2002

First Russian Language Company opens at The Estrada Theatre in Moscow, Russia

October 17, 2001

Second Spanish Language Company opens at The Centro Cultural Telmex in Mexico City, Mexico

September 14, 2001

First United Kingdom tour opens at The Opera House in Manchester, UK

January 23, 2001

First Spanish Language Company opens at The Teatro Opera in Buenos Aires, Argentina

November 1, 1999

CHICAGO Touring Company plays Lisbon, Portugal

March 9, 1999

First Dutch Language Company opens at The Beatrix Theatre in Utrecht, Holland

March 1, 1999

CHICAGO Touring Company plays Tokyo, Japan

February 17, 1999

First Swedish Language Company opens at Eriksberg Hall in Gothenberg, Sweden

September 23, 1998

First German Language Company opens at Theatre An Der Wien in Vienna, Austria

September 8, 1998
Ute Lemper as Velma Kelly

Ute Lemper stars as Velma Kelly

July 4, 1998

First Australian Company opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne

February 25, 1998

CHICAGO wins the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album

February 15, 1998

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

December 12, 1997

Second National American Touring Company opens at Barbara B. Mann Theatre in Ft. Myers, Florida

November 18, 1997

London Company opens at The Adelphi Theatre

June 1, 1997

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

April 16, 1997

First National American Touring Company opens at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre

February 4, 1997

CHICAGO moves to The Shubert Theatre on Broadway

November 14, 1996

CHICAGO opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway