Following the official opening of The Old Vic's new production of King Lear starring double Academy Award-w...
Jonathan Wilkes & Debbie Kurup to join cast of Chicago
Cast changes in Chicago, from 9 May 2011. Jonathan Wilkes takes over the role of 'Billy Flynn', and Debbie Kurup will be reprising the role of 'Velma Kelly', which she originally played in 2006. Both will star for 7 weeks to 26 June 2011.
Jonathan Wilkes last West End engagement was as Frank N Furter in "The Rocky Horror Show". On tour, Jonathan has starred in We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Guys and Dolls, Tommy, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Godspell. Debbie Kurup's most recent West End role was as KT in the original cast of Sister Act at the London Palladium.
Sarah Soetaert will continue to star as 'Roxie Hart', James Doherty as 'Amos Hart', Jasna Ivir as 'Mama Morton' and R. 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.