Taking his cue from such profusely talented dancer/choreographer-turned-directors as Bob Fosse, former Broadway hoofer Rob Marshall made a scintillating leap into film with his directorial debut Chicago (2002).
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Pittsburgh, Marshall began his professional career at age 12 when he joined a local musical theater company. Though he took time off from college to join a touring company of the 1970s Broadway smash A Chorus Line, Marshall returned to school and earned a degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s musical theater program. Leaving Pittsburgh after school, he moved to New York City in the early ‘80s to join the ranks of Broadway “gypsies” vying for a place in the chorus. Marshall sang and danced in several Broadway shows, and worked his way up behind the scenes from dance captain to assistant choreographer. Marshall, however, suffered an injury while dancing in Cats; he subsequently decided to quit performing to concentrate on choreography. He… read more
Your couldn't be more wrong. One of the greatest musicals of all time.
Among the very worst filmmakers ever to soil the screen. His film of CHICAGO is an abortion, and his film of NINE is even worse. Only Zack Snyder and Joel Schumacher have plumbed similar depths of sheer excrement.