When: Jan. 27-30, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 30, 8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 31, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 1, 2 & 7:30 p.m. 2015
There’s nothing jazzier than the women’s block at Cook County Jail. Following a murderous pair of fame-hungry vaudevillian broads, Broadway’s award-winning Chicago delivers one show-stopping song after another. But the beloved musical almost never happened. Chicago reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins first wrote a play in 1926 inspired by her time covering ladies who offed their lovers. When Bob Fosse approached her for the rights, the born-again Christian refused. Upon her death in 1969, the famed director was given the right to transform her scandalous words into an institution.