Renowned stage director and choreographer Rob Marshall made his film directorial debut with this adaptation of the 1975 Kander & Ebb/Fosse Broadway classic and helped bring back the Hollywood musical with a bit of razzle dazzle. Paying loving homage to Fosse while putting his own distinct stamp on this film, Marshall (and screenwriter Bill Condon) intelligently and cleverly adapted the stage show for the screen, retaining its biting satire and honoring its roots while making this sensual, electrifying CHICAGO a distinctly cinematic experience. Winner of 6 Oscars including Best Picture, CHICAGO is, like Fosse's CABARET before it, the model for how to successfully bring a brilliant stage work to the screen with style, pizazz, and all that jazz.
Rob Marshall is a film and theater director and choreographer. He has received five Tony nominations, four Emmys, and an Oscar nomination for directing CHICAGO. His films include MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, NINE, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, INTO THE WOODS, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, and THE LITTLE MERMAID.