James Naughton, Ann Reinking, Walter Bobbie and Bebe Neuwirth - Photographs from a curtain call as the musical 'Chicago' became the second longest running Broadway show in history at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 23rd November 2014
Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera and Ann Reinking - Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera & Ann Reinking New York City, USA New York City, USA - backstage after Chita Rivera's Opening Night performance of her New Show at Feinstein's Nightclub at the Loews Regency Hotel. Tuesday 6th November 2007
On the surface, the movie is the autobiographical story of Fosse going through a physical/emotional breakdown during the making of the original stage version of Chicago in the mid-1970s. Roy Scheider plays the Fosse stand-in, Joe Gideon, as a pill-popping, compulsively womanizing, perfectionist, son of a bitch who finds happiness only in his work. But Fosse rips apart the standard showbiz puff piece right from the start, by dropping viewers right into the frenzied mess of Gideon's life, and mixing up the already-fractured storyline with a recurring sequence where Gideon talks over his life with a glowing, radiant Muse figure (Jessica Lange).
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I'm currently in the same mental hell over Micki & Maude, Blake Edwards' 1984 alleged comedy. The remote control was right beside me, the stop button sending out its siren call, begging me to push it. And I did nothing. For two hours I watched an awful movie with as much laughs as a funeral home Christmas party. And I did nothing.
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Oddly enough, the songs are the only memorable parts of Annie, the lavish 1982 John Huston musical. Six-year-olds who see the movie now are sure to disagree, which is the way it should be.
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