Chicago cast extend their runs!


Chicago cast extend their runs!

Bonnie Langford and Brenda Edwards have both extended their runs as ‘Roxie Hart’ and ‘Mama Morton’ in Chicago, at the Cambridge Theatre by four weeks until 24 Feb 2008, and Duncan James has extended his run as ‘Billy Flynn’ by two weeks until 10 Feb 2008. Amra-Faye Wright and Paul Rider will continue to play the roles of ‘Velma Kelly’ and ‘Amos Hart’ until 24 Feb 2008.

A new booking period covering 28 July 2008 – 28 February 2009 will go on sale on Monday 28 January.

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.

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