Wright State presents fun, slick, cynical ‘Chicago’


Murder, feuds, manipulation, and all that jazz energizes the sexy, scintillating and cynical world of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s classic 1975 musical “Chicago” which begins performances Thursday, Oct. 29 at Wright State University.

Bolstered in popularity by its Tony Award­winning 1996 Broadway revival (and its distinction as the longest-­running American musical in Broadway history) and the winner of six 2002 Academy Awards including Best Picture, “Chicago” spins a surrealistic web of rivalry and fame during the Roaring Twenties. Merry murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, inmates of the Cook County Jail, vigorously vie for the attention and affection of the fickle, overzealous media but not without crucial assistance from super slick lawyer Billy Flynn and earthy prison matron Mama Morton.

Read the article from the Dayton Daily News.

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