If there’s ever a show that always seems to be ripe for a revival, it’s the musical Chicago. And why wouldn’t it be immensely popular? Along with offering audiences strikingly theatrical music and lyrics, the emotional rollercoaster, Chicago is dark, satirical and at times amazingly cold-hearted. Then again, the story of a married woman who murders her lover in order to help her career would have to have all of these elements, and more. Chicago is one of the finest shows ever written for the legitimate stage.
Show InformationPreview: October 23, 1996 Opened: November 14, 1996 Duration: 2 hrs, 30 mins 1 Intermission
Group InformationGroup Minimum: 10
- Always Chicago.
CASTRoxie Hart : Erika Jayne Velma Kelly : Amra-Faye Wright Billy Flynn : Paulo Szot Amos Hart : Raymond Bokhour Matron "Mama" Morton : Raena White Mary Sunshine : R. Lowe
CREATIVE STAFFMusic : John Kander Lyrics : Fred Ebb Director : Walter Bobbie Book : Bob Fosse Book : Fred Ebb Choreography in the style of Bob Fosse: Ann Reinking Costume Designer : William Ivey Long Lighting Designer : Ken Billington Set Designer : John Lee Beatty Sound Designer : Scott Lehrer
Sure being tried for murder is one way to get some public recognition and Roxe Hart, a showgirl and adulteress, does just that. Chicago is a musical that’s brimming with vice, sexuality and greed. It takes us to the deepest and darkest parts of our hearts and, yet, manages to make us laugh and care along the way. Set in Chicago when the mob was big, this is a story about an immoral, cuttingly smart lawyer named Billy Flynn, a seemingly innocent and coy Roxie Hart and a rage-driven nightclub star named Velma Kelly who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together. Bold, bitter, sarcastic and satirical, Chicago takes every girl’s fairytale of true love and turns it into a hype-invested, tell-all tabloid. If you’re looking for “All that Jazz,” Chicago has got it and more!
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