Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts from Coronation St) will play 'Amos Hart' Chicago from 2 Feb 2004


Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts from Coronation St) will play 'Amos Hart' Chicago from 2 Feb 2004

It has been confirmed that Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts from TV's Coronation St) will make his West End stage debut playing 'Amos Hart' in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, from 2 Feb 2004 for a 15-week season to 15 May 2004.

The cast currently features Tiffany Graves (Velma Kelly); Frances Ruffelle (Roxie Hart), Gaby Roslin (Mama Morton), Morgan Crowley (Mary Sunshine), Paul Baker (Amos Hart); Alex Bourne (Billy Flynn )

Chicago, opened in London 18 Nov 1987 to rave reviews. It 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.

The show is currently taking bookings to 26 Jun 04

(Production photo by Catherine Ashmore)

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