The hugely popular and acclaimed
London musical, Chicago has made its originally debut on Broadway in the year
1975. The blockbuster show went on becoming a great success, whereas the 1996
revival earned huge acclamation. It was
made under the magnificent direction of Walter Bobbie featured Bebe Neuwirth
and Joel Grey. If you have been a huge fan of this ravishing musical then here
is some great news for you. The popular musical is all set to make its
sensational return to the London Westend stage! If you have enjoyed the movie
then this is a great opportunity to catch the real action.
The show, Chicago has enjoyed
immensely successful tours across the globe and celebrating its 21st
anniversary on Broadway. Kander and Ebb’s famous chartbusting musical Chicago
is all set to return to the London stage, playing at the Phoenix Theatre. The
show was last hosted at the London Westend Garrick Theatre in the year 2012.
The spectacular production enjoyed blockbuster run of more than 15 years
followed by number of national and international tours. The show has earned
several prestigious awards like six Tony Awards, such as Best Musical Revival.
The show was transferred to the London West End, and went on winning two
Olivier Awards including Outstanding Musical Production.
The show, Chicago is adapted from
the reporter Maureen Dallas Watkins’ 1926 play with the same name. The
storyline of Chicago is based on true events and revolves around the club
performers turned murderesses. The story is set during the era of 20’s against
the backdrop of the gaudy nightclub scene, where Roxie Hart pulls a gun on her
The key highlights of Chicago are
the mesmerizing and thrilling score. The numbers are rendered by musical
veterans Kander and Ebb, renowned for Cabaret and The Scottsboro Boys. Some of
the chartbusting soundtracks are “All That Jazz”, “Funny Honey”, “When You’re
Good to Mama”, “Razzle Dazzle” and “Hot Honey Rag”. John Kander’s musical
composition and lyrics penned by Fred Ebb, with a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse,
all these factors merges to make a great show.
After five years gap, the
sizzling show, Chicago also stated as the sexy musical is all set to return to
the Phoenix theatre on March 26th 2018.