PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
The 1975 stage musical was itself an adaptation of a 1926 non-musical play. That version opened at the Music Box Theatre in New York December 30, 1926 and ran for 172 performances. The opening night cast included Francine Larrimore as Roxie Hart, Juliette Crosby as Velma Kelly, Edward Ellis as... ...
Give 'em a show that's so splendiferous, row after row will grow vociferous.
When Hunyak (played by Russian actress) asks Billy for help, she says, "Help me, please" speaking Russian (Pomogite mne pozhaluysta) instead of Hungarian.
There's no opening credits, save the title "CHICAGO".
£113,386 (UK) (29 December 2002)
$170,687,518 (USA) (4 September 2003)
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