Chicago opens with the familiar saucy number, "All That Jazz," which is performed by the antagonist of the story, a washed up jazz star named Velma Kelly (Josefina Gabrielle), who is eventually arrested and charged for the murder of her husband. The next big star and slayer of jazz, Roxie (Sarah Soetaert), is not that innocent either and is also tried for murder. When the two become cellblock rivals, they make prison their battleground, dueling each other for the jazz crown and fighting to win over the smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn (Martin Kemp).
Originally a play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins in 1926, the musical version of Chicago was conceived by Kander and Ebb and first premiered on Broadway back in 1975. The show's huge success was solidified by its numerous revivals, including a 15-year run on Broadway from 1996 that won six Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Chicago also spawned an Academy Award-winning film in 2002 with an all-star cast that featured Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah, which made Chicago, the musical, a household name.
The latest, London revival of Chicago is now playing at the Phoenix Theatre and is booking until 5 January 2019. The current run was recently regarded by London newspaper Metro as the 'sexiest musical ever.' Surely this is one rendition of Chicago you won't want to miss, and for Amazon Prime Day, you can purchase tickets to Chicago at a discount of up to 40%.
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