Look Back at Liza Minnelli in Chicago

Archival Photos   Look Back at Liza Minnelli in Chicago
As viewers of the May 21 episode of Fosse/Verdon saw, the Tony and Oscar winner stepped in as Roxie Hart while Gwen Verdon was out sick.
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

As viewers saw on the May 21 episode of Fosse/Verdon, Liza Minnelli stepped into the role of Roxie Hart in the original Broadway production of Chicago, while star Gwen Verdon was on vocal rest. With only six days to learn the role of the merry murderess, the Academy Award– and Tony-winning stage and film star agreed to do the show as a favor to her Cabaret chums, John Kander, Fred ebb, and Bob Fosse.

See photos of Minnelli in the role below!

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