Chicago to be revived in London in spring 2018
The musical, which has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, is about Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart who rise to fame as their murder trials capture the press’ attention. It is based on Maurine Dallas Watkins’ 1926 play of the same name which is about crimes she reported on as a journalist.
The production first opened on Broadway in 1975, running for 936 performances, and was first seen in the West End in 1979 at the Cambridge Theatre. It starred Jenny Logan, Ben Cross and Antonia Ellis, with the latter two receiving Olivier Award nominations for their roles. The musical was revived in 1997 and ran at the Adelphi Theatre for nine years before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre. Over the course of its run, the musical starred David Hasselhoff, Marti Pellow, John Barrowman, Jill Halfpenny and Bonnie Langford.
Chicago was last seen on stage in London in 2016 featuring John Partridge, Sophie Carmen-Jones and Hayley Tamaddon. It ran at the New Wimbledon Theatre as part of a nationwide tour.
Chicago Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, 20th December.