In roaring twenties Chicago, aspiring night club performer Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Content Advisory: While most language and sexual references have been removed in this Teen Edition, the performance may not be suitable for young audiences. There are moments of pantomimed violence and adult situations that underscore the satirical nature of Chicago and the production’s themes of celebrity, fame, and greed. We are recommending the show for ages 13 and up.
Chicago first opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City on June 3, 1975. The production, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, ran for 936 performances. On Nov 14, 1996, a revival of the show opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. It latered transferred to Shubert Theatre, and then to the Ambassador Theatre, where, more than two decades later, it continues to run, logging nearly 10,000 performances