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Hippodrome Theatre

'Chicago' kicks up its heels at the Hippodrome

'Chicago' kicks up its heels at the Hippodrome

If our culture had managed to advance sufficiently since 1975, when the biting musical "Chicago" landed in Broadway, the show might be considered just harmless, lively entertainment now. Then again, if our culture had greatly matured since 1924, when the real-life murder trials that inspired the musical took place, there might not even have been a "Chicago." As every encounter with this brilliantly crafted musical reconfirms -- and the high-temperature national touring production currently at the Hippodrome does some mighty powerful reconfirming -- we're still hopelessly addicted to celebrity, no matter how criminal in nature or blatantly manufactured; still...