- Associated Press - Friday, August 26, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - 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 (lay mihz-ur-AHB’-luh),” all British imports.

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