And just like that, the music of the night is out and all that jazz is in. Last night, The Phantom of the Opera closed after nearly 14,000 performances; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway smash will raise (and crash) its iconic chandelier no more, but he still has a play on the Great White Way, Bad Cinderella.
This makes way for a new crowning: Chicago is now the longest running show playing on Broadway. Having played 10,338 performances, Chicagois the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Tickets are now on-sale through February 24, 2024. Chicago is Broadway’s most iconic John Kander & Fred Ebb / Bob Fosse musical and the longest running American musical in Broadway history. For more information, visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com.
John Kander, at 96, has had a show running on broadway every season for the last 50 years, and a new block of tickets is now on-sale through February 4, 2024.
The current cast of Chicago features Olivia Holt as Roxie Hart, Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Erich Bergen as Billy Flynn, Charity Angél Dawson as Matron “Mama” Morton, Liam Fennecken as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes David Bushman, Christine Cornish, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O’Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto.