How popular is Chicago, The Court Theatre’s upcoming summer musical? Well, the 1996 revival (still going!) on Broadway is the longest-running US musical in Broadway history, the 2002 movie version won the Oscar for Best Picture, and even the original 1926 play was adapted twice into films.
A mix of scandal, celebrity and murder that has its origins in real-life criminals of the 1920s, the musical follows celebrity-hungry Roxie Hart, who dreams of trading the notoriety she has gained by shooting her no-good lover into stardom, with only the pesky criminal justice system and a possible death sentence holding her back. The shameless characters and big numbers have made this show one of musical theatre’s biggest-ever smashes.
The Court Theatre, Nov 25 – Jan 20