Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Script adaptation by
This widely acclaimed musical, depicting the shady side of life in the Windy City during the 1920s, has become an icon of the American Musical scene. Since its debut over 30 years ago, it has been revived time and time again. Told through a series of vaudeville routines, the story sets the tone with the electric All That Jazz, and continues with Roxie Hart’s shooting of her lover and the ensuing jury trial which takes multiple twists and turns, including Roxie’s feigned claim of impending motherhood as her shyster attorney manipulates the media and wins her acquittal. And after two “not guilty” verdicts, Roxie and cohort Velma join forces to form a “sensationally memorable” vaudeville act. Conceived and initially directed/choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse, the inventive musical/dance score features the songs Razzle Dazzle, Nowadays, and the celebrated Mister Cellophane.
Chicago the musical
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