Performing Arts Fort Worth presents Chicago the Musical
Set amidst the decadence of the 1920s, 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 malicious 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 now the No. 1 longest-running American musical, and on Sunday, Nov 23, 2014, it became the second longest-running show in Broadway history. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival; it also won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Dallas native Dylis Croman, a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, stars in the leading role as Roxie Hart.