The original play - June 3, 1975
The musical - November 14, 1996
Chicago is a musical, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Its book was by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Set in prohibition era Chicago, it is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice, and the concept of the "celebrity criminal". Its satirically inverted moral values are very reminiscent of The Beggar's Opera.
The original production opened on Jun 3, 1975 - and ran for a total of 936 performances, closing on Aug 27, 1977. It was revived with even greater success on Nov 14, 1996 - reaching a total of 4234 performances as of Jan 14 2007."
" Chicago is a musical, first performed in 1975, that opened on Broadway with a concert version on November, 14 1996. Chicago is based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins with its book was by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Join the sold-out play for an incredible delivery with brilliant storytelling about mystery, murder and mayhem."