The Chicago musical is a well-known production that has captivated audiences since its debut on Broadway in 1975. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical tells the story of two murderesses, Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, who are both in jail and vying for fame and freedom.

The music and lyrics of Chicago were written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with the book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The show is famous for its jazzy score and iconic songs, including “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango,” and “Razzle Dazzle.”

One of the unique aspects of Chicago is its use of the “play within a play” structure, where the audience is transported to a vaudeville-style stage where the characters perform their songs and dances. This style not only adds to the musical’s overall aesthetic but also serves to comment on the sensationalized nature of the media and the public’s fascination with crime.

Chicago has become a classic and is still performed regularly today in theaters around the world. Its story of crime, celebrity, and corruption continues to captivate audiences, making it a timeless piece of musical theater history.


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