The Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Bill Kenwright are presenting a new stage production of The Exorcist, adapted by John Pielmeier from the novel by William Peter Blatty. The prod...
David Bedella joins Chicago as Billy Flynn 28 Feb 2011
David Bedella joins the cast of Chicago as 'Billy Flynn' from 28 Feb 2011, for 10 weeks to 8 May 2011.
David Bedella's London strage credits include creating the character of ‘Satan’ in “Jerry Springer the Opera”, for which he won the 2004 Olivier Award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’, crazed scientist ‘Dr Frank-N-Furter’ in “The Rocky Horror Show” and KGB agent ‘Alexander Molokov’ in “Chess” at the Royal Albert Hall. His film credits include Oliver Stone’s “Alexander” and “Batman Begins” with Christian Bale.
Sarah Soetaert continues to star as ‘Roxie Hart’, Lisa Donmall as ‘Velma Kelly’, Jasna Ivir as ‘Mama Morton’, Victor McGuire ‘Amos Hart’ and Russell Whitehead as ‘Mary Sunshine’.
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 is now taking bookings to 28 Jan 2012!
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.