Set in the crazy 1920s, Chicago tells us the story of two vaudeville rivals accused of murder. Velma, a nightclub star, is sorry for killing her husband and sister after catching them together; Roxie, an ambitious chorus girl, ended up behind bars for killing her lover. Both use the services of Mama Morton, the chief of the prison guards, and cunning lawyer Billy Flynn, to create a media frenzy and prepare for their big return to the world of showbiz.
Chicago is one of the most successful musicals in the world. Based on a play of the same name written by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, the musical was honored with 6 Tony Awards and six Oscars for Rob Marshall’s film adaptation. The original production, choreographed by Bob Fosse, debuted on Broadway in 1975 and featured over 900 performances, spanning over 24 countries and performing in 12 different languages.