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Concerts & Music Musical Musical & Show
In the organizer's words:
After West Side Story , Anatevka and La Cage aux Folles , Barrie Kosky presents with Chicago another great American musical at the Komische Oper Berlin. Once again, he thus demonstrates the artistic qualities of the genre in the original, orchestrally large-scale version. With them: Katharine Mehrling and Ruth Brauer-Kvam as the unbeatable showgirl duo Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly.Chicago 1924: Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly - best enemies forever - both know what it takes to be a real star. Artistic excellence is not enough. Publicity is everything! To be in the spotlight, they would go over dead bodies. Would? Roxie ends up in prison after murdering her cheating lover, where Velma, who caught her sister in flagrante delicto with her lover, is already serving time. And what makes for juicier headlines than a dramatic court case? When Roxie wins it, however, the next scandal steals her thunder. The two arch-enemies know that there's only one thing they can do: stick together. Because two ice-cold sweepers like them together on stage - that has not yet experienced even Chicago ...

The story of the two killer ladies Roxie and Velma is based on true events. Court reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins covered the cases of Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan for the Chicago Tribune in the early 1920s. Both cabaret singers had been accused of murdering their spouses and acquitted. Watkins, however, doubted their innocence and wrote a play that was performed on Broadway in 1926 and released as a silent film the following year. The musical Chicago, based on the play, premiered in 1975 and is now one of the most successful Broadway productions of all time.

Interesting The revival of the show in 1996 brought world success and won no less than seven Tony Awards - twenty years after the premiere. This content has been machine translated.

Price information:

15 - 98 €


Komische Oper Berlin @Schillertheater Bismarckstr. 110 10625 Berlin