It's a high-energy, sexy romp of musical theatre you don't want to miss. Here through March 2, the new production of CHICAGO is one hot number featuring Seinfeld's John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn. Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, this American musical is the longest running musical in Broadway history.
Set in the razzle-dazzle of 1920's Chicago, CHICAGO tells the sad story of nightclub dancer Roxie Hart who guns down her married paramour when he threatens to walk out on her. Given up to the authorities by her dull, almost invisible husband, Amos, she hires slick defense attorney Billy Flynn who's in it for the money. Along the way, she competes with and then teams up with cellmate Velma Kelly to upstart their singing careers.
The lively, memorable music coupled with all-legs, athletic choreography and outstanding cast make this production remarkable. Bianca Marroquin is a stand-out as Roxie Hart. She can sing, dance and will win your heart with her cute, almost vulnerable self. John O'Hurley commands the stage with this good looks, convincing charm and great vocals. But Carol Woods as Mama Morton steals the show with her larger than life pipe, humor and charisma. The set puts the orchestra on stage for humorous banter between the conductor and the cast as well as offers unique staging for the cast. You'll come away singing tunes by Fred Ebb and John Kander such as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle," and "Cell Block Tango." Verdict: A Winner!
CHICAGO is now playing at the Bank of America Theatre, 18 West Monroe in Chicago. For tickets, call 800-775-2000 or visit www.broadwayinchicago.com. Broadway in Chicago has an exciting line up of Broadway shows coming up including Rock of Ages (March 11 - 16) and Jacob and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (March 18 - 30).