The atmosphere of the musical “Chicago” comes to life at Brancaccio with Stefania Rocca

Chiara Noschese actress and director of the show

The atmospheres, colours, rhythms, passions and sounds of the musical come alive at the Brancaccio theater in Rome until 10 December ‘Chicago’protagonists Stefania Rocca And Giulia Solwith Chiara Noschese actress and director, for the choreographies designed by Franco Miseriaa production by Stage Entertainment who have already signed successes such as ‘Pretty Woman’ And ‘Sister Act’ “It is – explains the producer Matteo Forte – one of the shows of Broadway more expressive, of substance and of fame”. Composed by John Kander for the music, Fred Ebb for the lyrics and Bob Fosse for the libretto, direction and choreography, ‘Chicago’ is one of the great classics of musicals, a show whose international fame is was fueled after the release of the film in 2002, winner of 6 Oscars, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones And Richard Gere. After debuting on Broadway in 1996, in over 25 years it has been performed in 36 countries and awarded with 6 Tony Awards for ‘Best Direction’, ‘Best Choreography’ and ‘Best Revival of a Musical, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy, collecting standing ovations everywhere.

The background is that of the city of Chicago of the 1920s with its universe teeming with stories, intrigues, violence, dreams, thirst for success and manipulation of public opinion, between journalists in search of the sensational coup and unscrupulous lawyers. At the center of the plot, the events of Roxie Hart, a nightclub singer who kills her lover when she discovers that he is about to leave her for her best friend. After being convicted of her murder, she ends up in prison where she meets her idol Velma Kelly jazz singer and murderer and plots to get out of prison by any means.

“Chicago fits perfectly into an era like the current one: an era in which being a coincidence and ending up on the front pages of newspapers or going viral on the web seems like a primary necessity – observes the director Chiara Noschese – I imagine it as violent, colourful, an explosion of brightly colored events, in a world that is like a circus, an excessive and irreverent circus, devoid of ethics and full of intrigue, where notoriety explodes the more extreme the crime . A mirror to the ‘grandguignol’ of our time”.

(Of Enzo Bonaiuto)