25th anniversary tour of ‘Chicago’ coming to Madison

Broadway musical Chicago is returning to Madison for its 25th anniversary tour at Overture Center from Tuesday, March 21 through Sunday, March 26. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at overture.org.

Produced by Apex Touring, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.