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Chicago is the New Black

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15

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Chicago is known by many for its pizza and wind. But Chicago is so much more. It's the name of a 2002 movie starring Rene Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones, in which prisoners Roxie Hart (Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) try to sing and dance their way out of the hangman's noose. It was named one of the "Best 25 Movie Musicals of All Time"--it won the 2003 Oscar for Best Picture--as well as one of "The 20 Most Overrated Movies of All Time." There's more. Chicago the movie was based on Chicago the 1970s Broadway musical--choreographed by the godfather of jazz hands, Bob Fosse. Oh, wait... there's even more. While the film was called "overrated" by more than a few critics, Chicago the musical closed on Broadway in the late '70s but was revived in the late '90s. But, wait. There's one more thing: You don't have to go to New York to see Chicago. The stupendously successful musical will overtake the Morrison Center Friday, Sept. 13-Sunday, Sept. 15. Hear and see the musical dance numbers like "All That Jazz," "Me and My Baby," "When You're Good to Mama" and more, of course, that helped make the revival of Chicago the "longest-running American musical in Broadway history." Now, that's all.