Now on at the Cambridge Theatre Earlham Street. The Broadway and West End smash. Premiering in 1975 and the hit of the 1997 Broadway season in a production that originated at City Center's Encore! series Chicago won six Tony Awards including Best Revival and later the Academy Award as Best Picture of the Year. In roaring twenties Chicago chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row Roxie and another "Merry Murderess" Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and the headlines ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame fortune and acquittal._x000D_
Murder Greed Corruption Exploitation Adultery Treachery...all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts&rsquo... so begins Chicago one of the most phenomenal musicals of our times. Creators John Kander Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse never back off from their bold yet sinister promise. Over a decade on Chicago still remains 'the hottest show in town' The kiss-and-tell story of chorus girl Roxie who kills her lover Velma Kelly the glamorous double-murderer and Billy Flynn the slick and manipulative lawyer keeping them from death row while promising to make them stars has all the topicality of our celebrity-seeking times. It also provides some of the most sensational roles in all musical theatre. Be razzled and dazzled by Chicago: a true Broadway and West End classic.