Linzi Hateley returns to "Chicago"


Linzi Hateley returns to "Chicago"

Linzi Hateley will return to the cast of Chicago to star as ‘Roxie Hart’ from 14 Aug – 9 Sep. Ian Kelsey has extended his run as ‘Billy Flynn’ by four weeks until 9 Sep 2006.

The show currently features Jennifer Ellison (Roxie Hart to 12 Aug 2006), Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly to 28 Oct), Ian Kelsey (Billy Flynn to 9 Sep); Julian Sims (Amos Hart to 28 Oct), Brenda Edwards (Mama Morton to 28 Oct - although not appearing Tues, Weds or Thurs from 25 July until 24 August).

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 currently taking bookings to 14 April 2007.

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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