Theater News: Broadway in Austin offers CHICAGO Musical Performances

CHICAGO is an American musical with over two decades of performances. CHICAGO the musical is a universal tale of fame, fortune, and plenty of songs and dancing. I have seen the film, but not the musical and certainly look forward to seeing it on the stage.   

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. 

This musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy®. 

Texas Performing Arts presents the Broadway in Austin hit musical CHICAGO starting on Tuesday, November 1st at 8 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall. CHICAGO is available through November 6th from                       (Tue – Friday at 8 pm;  Saturday at 2p and 8 pm, then on Sunday at 1p and 7 pm. Bass Concert Hall is on the UT Austin campus, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. Runtime: 2hrs, 30mins with 1 intermission.

Tickets start at $30 and are available at and, by phone at (512) 477-1444, or from the Texas Performing Arts ticket office at Bass Concert Hall. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email

Source: Texas Performing Arts

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