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Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams to join cast of Chicago, as Roxie Hart from 13 July
Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams is to join cast of Chicago, playing 'Roxie Hart' from 13 July to 22 Aug 2009 at the Cambridge Theatre.
Chicago has also extended another 6 months and is now taking booking to 30 Oct 2010!
Michelle Williams , is best known for being one third of the successful R&B girl group Destiny's Child, the best-selling female group of all time according to the World Music Awards and Sony BMG. She made her onstage acting debut in 2002, in the Broadway musical Aida.
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.
Chicago currently features Aoife Mulholland (Roxie Hart to 11 July , then Michelle Williams takes over from 13 July to 22 August), Rachel McDowell (Velma Kelly to 30 May, then Leigh Zimmerman takes over from 1 June to 11 July), Ian Kelsey (Billy Flynn to 30 May, then Jerry Springer takes over from 1 June 2009 to 11 July 2009).
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.