Chicago The '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine… Chicago The '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine… 2003-01-14 Richard Gere Queen Latifah John C. Reilly Various Artists Renee Zellweger Catherine Zeta-Jones Soundtracks
Queen Latifah, Chicago | ALL HAIL THE QUEEN ''Chicago'' -- featuring Latifah on a hip-hop update of ''Cell Block Tango'' -- is our kind of soundtrack
Image credit: Chicago: David James
ALL HAIL THE QUEEN ''Chicago'' -- featuring Latifah on a hip-hop update of ''Cell Block Tango'' -- is our kind of soundtrack
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Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2003; Lead Performances: Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Various Artists and Renee Zellweger...; Genre: Soundtracks

The '96 Broadway revival cast album remains the definitive treatment of Kander and Ebb's riotously arch score. But this Chicago is close enough, with Catherine Zeta-Jones acquitting herself best among the novice belters, even sans leggy visual aids. If you found the movie ''Class''-less, the album restores that cut number, and adds some lesser non-film bonuses, too -- like a Queen Latifah/Lil' Kim/Macy Gray hip-hop update of ''Cell Block Tango,'' mercifully left off the end credits but amusing enough here.

Originally posted Jan 13, 2003 Published in issue #691 Jan 17, 2003 Order article reprints