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The pulse-racing revival of the musical ''Chicago,'' involves a cast of top-flight artists perfectly mated to their parts and some of the sexiest, most sophisticated dancing seen on Broadway in years...The America portrayed onstage may be a vision of hell, but the way it's being presented flies us right into musical heaven." Full Review
"Chicago is as good now as it's ever been--a heartening experience, a life-affirming dedication to the magic and art of theatre, and something that absolutely should not be missed. Though all shows must eventually close, the glory and genius of Chicago should be celebrated while it's here, and with any luck, it will still be gracing and energizing Broadway for many years to come." Full Review
"Cynics predicted that the big-screen opus would mean the end of the show's Gotham run, but the opposite has occurred for this Encores!-originated revival...the show is now an SRO proposition. During intermission, audience members may be heard debating the comparative merits of the live and canned treatments." Full Review
"What it's all about: 'murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery.' Of course what it's also about is sensational dancing, singing, acting...and, fun! No razzle-dazzle mechanical props, just the razzle-dazzle of a company of gifted performers delivering two hours and twenty minutes of show-stopping numbers." Full Review
"Broadway's busiest revolving door, better known as the nearly 10-year-old revival of Chicago, has someone new passing through: the R&B superstar with the single moniker of Usher...while he's a good two or three decades younger than most of his predecessors, the tuxedo fits decently enough." Full Review
"A lot of Broadway musicals don't age very well, but the long-running revival of 'Chicago' seems to have discovered the fountain of youth. The score's catchy melodies are potent, toe-tapping reminders of music from the late 1920s, while the lyrics are snappy, pointed and often very funny." Full Review
"The Broadway revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, may be on the verge of celebrating its 15th anniversary, but one could hardly tell the production has recently entered the upper echelon of long-running shows on Broadway. There's a crispness to the entire piece of Chicago, that belies its age." Full Review
"The stunning revival of Chicago that just opened on Broadway ought to win over any doubters. Chicago hasn't merely aged well; it has come of age...A show that doesn't just give us the old razzle-dazzle; it glows." Full Review
"Because the revival of "Chicago" is so wildly entertaining, I'm hesitant to call it important, always an ugly adjective for a reviewer to use...What makes this revival important, is that it reminds us that musicals are about songs and performers, not scenery. When you have material and performances as dynamic as this, you don't need chandeliers." Full Review
"If the Kander & Ebb style can be described in one word, it’s showstopper. And though their detractors might argue that the tenacity can be wearying, they’ll find scant support for that position in “Chicago.” Even in a concert staging, the momentum starts high and gets higher." Full Review
"Starring alongside Broadway legend, Amra-Faye Wright, Brandy held her own. Her voice sends goosebumps up your spine, or could it be that you know every woman in the cast has killed someone...? Brandy was lovable as the fiendish, but coy criminal. Her acting was spot-on and her voice was the cherry on top. 'Chicago' is exciting, sexy and absolutely ridiculous and taking that ride with Brandy was one of the most enjoyable Broadway experiences I’ve had in a long time." Full Review
See it if you haven't yet. It's a classic Broadway show that has some great musical numbers and some humor.
Don't see it if you're looking for a modern production. This show feels a little tired and dated. The costumes are risqué and it makes light of murder.
See it if you enjoy the old time musicals. Loved it at Encores before it made it's revival on Broadway. Look for your favorite to take the female lead
Don't see it if you just dislike musical theater at its best
See it if remarkable ensemble and outstanding dancing. great onstage orchestra. effective and stylish concert-like presentation.
Don't see it if this is a solid concert/Encores-like production, so don't expect elaborate set design.
See it if you have never seen it in it's 20 year run. Performances lacked energy and many seemed phoned in. The magic is gone.
Don't see it if you saw it in it's heyday with dynamic performances and less stunt casting.
See it if A classic that hasn't aged and for first timers an eye opener. I've seen it many times and was surprised that I still like it. Talent abound
Don't see it if It is like the bunny that keeps running. A tourist show that pleases some but may tire the steady local theatergoer.
See it if I have seen this show about 5 times and it is still as fresh and sexy and entertaining as ever...A must see.
Don't see it if Lewd lyrics and raunchy dancing isn't your thing.
See it if you want to see a now-classic modern staging of the sexy musical that's dark, twisted, smart and satirical. And amazing Fosse choreo.
Don't see it if dark humour and satire isn't your thing. If you want more than a modern staging and sets with your musicals.
See it if If you love singing, dancing & staging of a long-running musical of the highest caliber. Don't walk. Run to see CHICAGO. It's worth the trip
Don't see it if If your moral fiber is so high, that you refuse to see any shows that involve women of ill repute (who may or may not get away with murder!)
See it if you want to see a great show with a fantastic score, and don't mind that the production itself is looking tired
Don't see it if you want sharp acting and great casting; though a great show, it is tired looking with a lot of phoning it in acting
See it if You have already seen everything else that you are interested in, or some gives you a free or inexpensive ticket.
Don't see it if You have not seen very many big scale musicals. There are many better choices.
See it if You are nostalgic for this timeless classic.
Don't see it if You are tired of revivals and think Broadway producers need to take more chances on original work.