Chicago the Musical at State Theatre New Jersey
State Theatre New Jersey presents Chicago The Musical for four performances from February 15-17, 2019. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history—and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!
Chicago The Musical is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award® for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle 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.
The national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse. Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Chicago is a production not to be missed. And all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling Chicago “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.”
See Chicago The Musical on February 15th-17th at State Theatre New Jersey. Also, check out Pride Night with the cast of Chicago The Musical following the February 16th evening performance. For more information on the show or Pride Night or to purchase tickets visit STNJ.org or call 732-246-SHOW.