"Chicago": Linzi Hateley and Debbie Kurup will join the cast 30 Jan 2006

"Chicago": Linzi Hateley and Debbie Kurup will join the cast 30 Jan 2006

Linzi Hateley and Debbie Kurup will join the cast of Chicago as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly from 30 Jan 2006.

The show continues to feature Darius Danesh as 'Billy Flynn' , Victor McGuire as ‘Amos Hart’, and Chrissie Hammond as ‘Mama Morton’.

Linzi Hateley returns to the role of ‘Roxie Hart’, coming direct to the show from playing the leading role of ‘Mrs Banks’ in “Mary Poppins” at the Prince Edward Theatre. Her other West End roles include ‘Eponine’ in “Les Miserables” and ‘The Narrator’ in “Jason and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.

Debbie Kurup has played leading roles in the West End productions of “Tonight’s the Night” at the Victoria Palace Theatre and “Rent” and “West Side Story”, both at the Prince of Wales Theatre; she was featured in the BBC television series “He’s Having a Baby” last summer.

Chicago, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre 18 Nov 1997, following previews from 27 Oct 1997, 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.

Chicago, which is currently booking to 22 April 2006, become the longest running production ever to play at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 Oct 2005, replacing “Me and My Girl”, the previous record-holder with a run of 3,303 performances.

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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