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They Had It Comin’

Iris Dorbian • Curtain Call • March 1, 2007

After a brief detour abroad, the national tour of Chicago returns home.

A recipient of six Tony Awards (including one for Best Musical Revival), two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and dozens of other laurels, the Broadway production of Chicago recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Its touring offspring is also making serious headway — both in the states and abroad. After a recent detour to Tokyo, the national U.S. tour of Chicago is back home. This month it will play at the Chester Fritz Auditorium in Grand Forks, N.D., from March 20 to 21 before heading to the Morris Center for the Performing Arts in South Bend, Ind., from March 23 to 25.

The show tells the story of Vaudeville-era murderesses Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by Ann Reinking (recreating Fosse’s style), scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long and lighting by Ken Billington. In 2002, a movie adaptation of Chicago, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was released nationwide, garnering an Oscar for Best Picture. Starring in the national tour are Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly and Tom Wopat as Billy Flynn.

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