"Chicago" Major cast changes from 28 Feb 2005


"Chicago" Major cast changes from 28 Feb 2005

Major cast changes have been announced in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre from 28 Feb 2005: Anna Montanaro will return to play 'Velma Kelly', Zee Asha returns to play 'Mama Morton', Robert Hands takes over the role of 'Amos Hart'.

Jill Halfpenny and Michael French will continue to star as 'Roxie Hart;' and 'Billy Flynn'.

Chicago, which opened in London on 18 November 1997, is currently taking bookings to 4 June 2005, but a new booking period covering 6 June to 3 December 2005 is about to go on sale very soon.

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.

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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