Jerry Springer 'Billy Flynn' in Chicago from 1 June

Jerry Springer 'Billy Flynn' in Chicago from 1 June

Jerry Springer will make his West End debut as 'Billy Flynn' in Chicago, at the Cambridge Theatre from 1 June 2009 for a limited six-weeks to 11 July 2009.

Originally from London, born in Tube Station during the Blitz in 1944, Jerry Springer is known throughout the world for his television show “The Jerry Springer Show” recorded in the city of Chicago. In addition to talk show host, he has been the mayor of Cincinnati, political pundit, lawyer, award-winning newscaster and even a country recording artist. From 2006 – 2008 he hosted two seasons of“America’s Got Talent” and did ballroom dancing in “Dancing with Stars”.

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 currently features Aoife Mulholland (Roxie Hart ), Tiffany Graves (Velma Kelly), Ian Kelsey (Billy Flynn) , Victor McGuire (Amos Hart), Brenda Edwards (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.

The musical concerns Roxie, a chorus girl who has murdered her lover but manages to get acquitted with the help of sleazy lawyer.

The show is currently taking bookings to 27 March 2010.

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