The smash hit musical CHICAGO returns to Austin, as part of Texas Performing Arts 2022-23 Broadway in Austin season. CHICAGO will play Bass Concert Hall November 1st-6th, 2022. Texas State alum Logan Floyd plays Velma Kelly, and they joined Studio 512 to talk about their experience on stage.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history — and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down! After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and astonishing dancing.
There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s smash hit. This triumphant musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As the 25th anniversary is celebrated — you can come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who 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.
Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”
Buy tickets online at TexasPerformingArts.org or Austin.Broadway.com.
Texas Performing Arts is the performing arts presenting program of The University of Texas at Austin and operates campus venues including Bass Concert Hall and McCullough Theatre. It is the home of the Broadway in Austin series, a curated program of performing arts, and a host of comedy and concert events. In calendar year 2019 Bass Concert Hall had the highest number of tickets sold of any theater in Austin, was #2 in the State of Texas and #22 in the world, according to industry publication Pollstar. Following a national search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was appointed Executive Director in January 2020.
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