The Broadway musical is based on a 1926 play. The story is of satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of "celebrity criminal".
The original Broadway production opened in 1975 and ran for 936 performances until 1977. Bob Fosse choreographed the original production and his style is strongly identified with the show. The West End debut in 1979 ran for 600 performances. The revival holds the record for the longest running musical revival. This Broadway Show – of a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz – is a collection of one show stopping song after another, with the most astonishing dancing ever. Honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations worldwide. The Academy Award winning 2002 film version of the musical, was directed by Rob Marshall.