There are some eye-popping stats related to the musical “Chicago.”
Notably, it’s stands because the longest-running American musical in Broadway historical past. And it’s Broadway’s second longest-running musical general, trailing solely “The Phantom of the Opera.”
However its success has not simply been confined to the Huge Apple. It’s additionally set a file for the longest-running American musical within the historical past of London’s West Finish theater district.
Then, after all, is the entire 2002 movie model – starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere – which went on to win six Academy Awards in 2003. A type of awards was for greatest image, making “Chicago” the primary musical to assert the movie world’s largest prize since 1968’s “Oliver!”
Locals can expertise “Chicago” – whether or not for the primary time or the 100th – when Broadway San Jose presents the Tony Award-winning musical Nov. 15-18 at San Jose’s Middle for the Performing Arts.
The musical, which includes a e-book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, is about in 1920s-era Chicago and tells the story of housewife/dancer Roxie Hart, who units a media circus in movement after killing her lover.
This nationwide tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman.
Particulars: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15; eight p.m. Nov. 16; 2 and eight p.m. Nov. 17; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18; $43-$138, www.broadwaysanjose.com.