THE LONGEST-RUNNING AMERICAN MUSICAL
IN BROADWAY HISTORY
Winner of Six Tony Awards®, Two Olivier Awards®, A Grammy Award
and thousands of standing ovations
A Story About Justice
Set in the legendary city during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma’s serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Driven chorus girl Roxie’s been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…
A Broadway Landmark
Chicago is now a Broadway institution, proving that a great story and amazing songs – staged in a wildly inventive and theatrical way – triumphs with audiences. The production captivates you, engaging your imagination with a cast of fabulous dancers, sparkly stars, and a big orchestra on stage.
With one great showstopper after the next, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s now-classic score keeps the story moving at a gunshot pace. The scantily-clad dancers tip their bowler hats in tribute to original choreography Bob Fosse, whose moves are still as steamy and sexy today as they were when Chicago first appeared in 1975.
For a show that stands chin-deep in dirty deeds, it feels like one helluva good time.