Chicago cast changes from 2 June 2008


Chicago cast changes from 2 June 2008

There are cast changes in Chicago, at the Cambridge Theatre from 2 June 2008.

Anna Jane Casey (Velma Kelly), Victor McGuire (Amos Hart) and Sue Kelvin (Mama Morton), are all returning to the show. As previously mentioned, Suzanne Shaw will also join the show on 2 June as 'Roxie Hart' - except Fridays. Terence Maynard continues in the role of 'Billy Flynn'.

The show currently features to 31 May 2008: Rachel McDowall (Velma Kelly), Sarah Soetaert (Roxie Hart), Terence Maynard (Billy Flynn ), Paul Rider (Amos Hart), Claudia Shear (Mama Morton).

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 taking bookings to 1 Aug 2009!

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