Welcome back to the Fossepocalypse, Jazzhandians, with the capital city located in CHICAGO.
This week’s conclusion discusses Little Mary Sunshine, Renee Zellweger as a puppet, and the showstopping Catherine Z-J. We give a lot of love to John C. Reilly as Amos (deservedly so), the slick confidence and tapping prowess of Richard Gere, and the *chef’s kiss* costumes of Colleen Atwood.
CHICAGO was a dream project for Gwen (and Bob back when it was Gwen-and-Bob). In true Fosse fashion, Bob was also working on the film LENNY while creating the show – and this was the beginning of severe health problems (not one but TWO heart attacks during this period). CHICAGO was shut out at the Tonys by Michael Bennett’s A CHORUS LINE – I think we can guess how Bob felt about Michael after that.
Don’t leave us hanging like Mr. Cellophane – take a listen!
|Rating: 7.2/10 (237,924 votes)
Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Released: 24 Jan 2003
|Plot: Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.|