David Hasselhoff in CHICAGO from 19 July.

David Hasselhoff in “CHICAGO” from 19 July.

American star David Hasselhoff will make his British stage debut starring as ‘Billy Flynn’ in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre from 19 July 2004. (not the 16th as originally reported) He will play 60 performances only, finishing on Saturday 4 September.

David Hasselhoff is universally known for his starring roles in “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch”, David Hasselhoff made his Broadway stage debut in “Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical” in 2001.

Chicago, which opened in London 18 Nov 1997 to rave reviews, currently stars Rebecca Thornhill as ‘Roxie Hart’, Anita Louise Combe as ‘Velma Kelly’, Cavin Cornwall as ‘Billy Flynn’ until 17 July, Paul Leonard as ‘Amos Hart’ and Zee Asha as ‘Mama Morton’.

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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