It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Chicago cast Changes from 10 Dec 2007
The production will continue to star Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly) and Paul Rider (Amos Hart).
Bonnie Langford, played Roxie Hart for 3 months in 2006. Her other West End credits includes "Sweet Charity" at the Victoria Palace in 1998.
Duncan James, from boy band Blue, played Billy Flynn for two months from July to Sep this year.
Brenda Edwards made her London stage debut as Mama Morton in 2006, having been the final woman in “The X Factor” on ITV1, and coming fourth in the overall competition.
Chicago, opened at the Adelphi Theatre 18 Nov 1997, following previews from 27 Oct 1997, ending at the Adelphi theatre on 22 April 2006. It re-opened at the Cambridge Theatre on 28 April 2006. The Cambridge Theatre was the London home of “CHICAGO”, when the first production of the show opened there on 10 April 1979, running for 603 performances. “CHICAGO” became the longest running production ever to play at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 October 2005, replacing the previous record holder “Me and My Girl”, which had run for 3,303 performances.
Chicago, is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Gareth Valentine. It is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.
The musical concerns Roxie, a chorus girl who has murdered her lover but manages to get acquitted with the help of sleazy lawyer.
Chicago is currently booking to 26 July 2008 at the Cambridge Theatre