Kelly Price is Roxie Hart in Chicago from 1 Sep 2008

Kelly Price is Roxie Hart in Chicago from 1 Sep 2008

Kelly Price, will star as 'Roxie Hart' in Chicago, from 1 Sep to 25 Oct 2008.

Kelly Price's West End credits include "Desperately Seeking Susan" at the Novello in 2007; "Guys & Dolls" at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2005; "Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward in 2004;

Suzanne Shaw is currently playing 'Roxie Hart' to 9 Aug, with Sarah Soetaert returning to the role until Kelly Price takes over on 1 Sep 2008.

Anna Jane Casey will continue to star as ‘Velma Kelly’, Terence Maynard as ‘Billy Flynn’ and Victor McGuire as ‘Amos Hart’. Gina Murray plays ‘Mama Morton’.

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, 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.

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