Hold on to your hats Broadway fans, because you are going to see Chicago. This revival of Chicago began its run in 1996 and was based on the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins and 1975 musical by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb. It is colorful, creative and fun for lovers of theater and music alike. Tickets are on sale now for this timeless classic.
Bob Fosse had approached Watkins about turning her play into a musical, but was denied until obtaining the rights upon her death in 1969. He took a show about two very popular murder trials and told the story through a series of vaudeville acts. Some say he conceptualized the plot as a comparison between justice and show-business.
This current revival is done in the style of Bob Fosse and is directed by the multi-talented Walter Bobbie. Chicago's remarkable cast includes Joel Gray, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton, and Ann Reinking with music by John Kander. You should buy tickets to Chicago just for a chance to sing along. Songs like 'All That Jazz', 'Funny Honey', and 'When You're Good To Mama' make this an awe-inspiring production.
Chicago was adapted for the big screen in 2002. That production starred Renee Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the murderous rivals and Richard Gere as the sleazy lawyer/spin doctor. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, it carried off six, including Best Picture. The stage musical has won the 1999 Theater World Award, the 1997 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, and the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for James Naughton's performance. This piece is a part of Broadway history and an important one at that. Buy your tickets to Chicago now to see this stunning Broadway musical.