Chicago closes at the Cambridge Theatre 27 Aug 2011

Chicago, will close at the Cambridge Theatre on 27 Aug 2011, to make way for the RSC production of Matilda The Musical.

The show may transfer to another West End venue: A press statement says, "We are hopeful that Chicago’s record breaking 14-year run in the West End will continue."

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, where it will now run to 27 Aug 2011.

The cast currently includes Debbie Kurup (Velma Kelly to 26 June 2011), Sarah Soetaert (Roxie Hart), Jonathan Wilkes (Billy Flynn to 26 June 2011) .

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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