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Chicago will celebrate a decade in the West End with a special charity gala performance 5 Dec 2007
Chicago, will celebrate a decade in the West End with a special charity gala performance on Wed 5 Dec 2007 at the Cambridge Theatre
The performance, which will be at 6.30pm followed by a black tie reception, will include original London cast members, Ute Lemper, Ruthie Henshall and Henry Goodman, along with Brenda Edwards, Jennifer Ellison, Duncan James, Frances Ruffelle, Denise Van Outen and many more. (Tickets: 75 - 500 ukp tel:0870 890 1102).
Proceeds will go to support Breast Cancer Haven and the Breast Health Institute. The evening will be sponsored by Gran Centenario. Honorary patrons for the evening will be Elizabeth Hurley, Mr and Mrs Julian Kitchener-Fellowes and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with the support of “CHICAGO” producers Fran and Barry Weissler.
The London production of “CHICAGO” has played to an audience of over 4.5 million people at more than 4,000 performances.
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.
Chicago is currently booking to 26 July 2008 at the Cambridge Theatre