‘Chicago’ is Broadway’s fourth longest-running show

New York: The threat of Hurricane Irene didn`t stop the cast and crew of the musical ‘Chicago’ from celebrating a Broadway milestone.

At a small backstage party at intermission during Friday evening’s performance, the show marked its 6,137th performance — tying ‘A Chorus Line’ for the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history.

The next performance of the John Jander and Fred Ebb musical will give it sole possession of the fourth-place spot. Because of Irene, that performance has been pushed back to Monday night.

The achievement also means that ‘Chicago’ becomes the longest-running American show in Broadway history. Ahead of it are ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ ‘Cats’ and ‘Les Miserables,’ all British imports.

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