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Denny Paschall, Brandy Norwood, and Michael Scirrotto in Chicago

Chicago

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - Sunday, April 16, 2017

Theater

With show-stopping numbers, astonishing dancing, and a healthy dose of razzle dazzle, Chicago is a heart-pounding spectacle of everything that makes Broadway great. Foxy Roxie Hart (portrayed by Grammy® winner Brandy Norwood) and Velma Kelly bring down the house in this six-time Tony winner!

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"A TRIUMPH! IT DOESN'T JUST GIVE US THE OLD RAZZLE-DAZZLE; IT GLOWS."
--Time Magazine
 
Chicago
 
Chicago
, the critically acclaimed theatrical phenomenon, now has the distinction of being the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz… one show-stopping song after another… and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. Looking for your first Broadway musical? Step right up! Saw the Academy Award–winning film and want to experience the show live on stage? Now's your moment! Seen it before and want to recapture the magic? Chicago always delivers!

Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate Velma Kelly by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording, and two Olivier Awards.

Recommended for age 13 and up.

Performance Timing: Act One - 75 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Act Two - 55 min.


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CASTING
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This production of Chicago will feature Brandy Norwood in the role of Roxie Hart, alongside Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn, Paul Vogt as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton, and C. Newcomer as Mary Sunshine.

Brandy Norwood made her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in 2015, playing a limited run in the NYC production. A Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter, and actress, Brandy Norwood has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. She first stole our hearts with her multi-platinum, self-titled debut album featuring the hit single "I Wanna Be Down." Her record "The Boy Is Mine" is the longest running #1 song and best-selling duet of all time. As an actress, Brandy has starred in her own sitcom, Moesha, and made history in Disney's television film Cinderella as its first black princess, starring alongside her icon Whitney Houston. She recently received a 2014 NAACP Image Award for her role as Chardonnay on BET's The Game. For more information, visit her website at www.4everbrandy.com.

Raves for Brandy Norwood:

"Norwood's Broadway debut as the merry murderess comes with a wholly original array of Brandy-grade vocal twists. You've likely never heard a Roxie Hart riff like this before!"--Entertainment Weekly

"Any way you put it, Brandy's career is iconic. She adds to all that as Roxie Hart in Chicago."--BuzzFeed

Watch and Listen

Chicago the Musical: Brandy performs “Roxie” on Broadway

Chicago The Musical