After 197 performances and more than 65,000 spectators, Chicago returns for the final season, with two new interpreters in the main roles. Roxie Hart will be played by Inês Herédia and Velma Kelly by Vanessa Silva.
Set in the crazy 1920s, Chicago tells the story of two vaudeville rivals accused of murder. Velma (Vanessa Silva), a nightclub star, is serving time for killing her husband and sister after catching them together; Roxie (Inês Heredia), an ambitious showgirl, ended up behind bars for killing her lover. Both use the services of Mama Morton (Catarina Guerreiro), the head of the prison guards, and the shrewd lawyer Billy Flynn (Miguel Raposo), to create a media frenzy and prepare their return to the world of showbiz.
Chicago is one of the most successful musicals in the world. Based on a play of the same name, written by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, the musical was awarded 6 Tony Awards and six Academy Awards for the film adaptation of Rob Marshall.
The original production, choreographed by Bob Fosse, opened on Broadway in 1975 and had more than 900 performances, having traveled to more than 24 countries and being interpreted in 12 different languages.