Review – The Girls of Murder City

My review of Douglas Perry’s The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers Who Inspired Chicago has been posted at PopMatters.

The Fred Ebb/John Kander musical Chicago, conceived and choreographed by Bob Fosse, is now a Broadway standard with productions touring the world. The 2002 movie version of the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellwegger, is an Academy award-winner. The 1926 Maurine Watkins play on which the musical is based, however, has been largely forgotten, and is currently out of print. Even less has been known about Watkins herself and how she came to write the play, until now.

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