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Chicago Fandoms

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Chicago the movie was a blockbuster success, but it's the musical that has the long-running fandom. The musical original ran from 1975-77, but was revived in 1996, and (as of 2015) it's been a non-stop jazz joint ever since. It is the second-longest running show, behind only that masked maniac The Phantom of the Opera. Maybe Roxie should drop a chandelier on his head to take the top spot.

Everybody who is anybody— and maybe a few who are nobody (poor Michelle)—has played Roxie Hart on Broadway.

Famous Roxies include Brooke Shields, Ashlee Simpson, Brandy, and Rumer Willis. And, as far as we know, they didn't have to kill anyone to get the role. So after you see Chicago streaming in the comfort of your own home, chances are good you can get your jazz fix on the stage, too.

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