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Lynda Carter 'Mama Morton' in Chicago
Lynda Carter ‘Mama Morton’ in Chicago
‘Wonder Woman’ Lynda Carter will make her West End stage debut starring in Chicago as ‘Mama Morton’ at the Adelphi Theatre from 26 Sep to 22 Nov 2005.
Lynda Carter is best known as the star of the hugely popular “Wonder Woman” television series, which she played for three seasons, Lynda is a former winner of the ‘Miss World USA’ crown in 1972. She has worked continuously in television, including as a guest star in “Law and Order” and as a long-standing character in “Hawkeye”. This year she has played ‘Pauline’ in the film “The Dukes of Hazzard” and will shortly be seen as ‘Principal Powers’ in the film “Sky High”.
Sally Ann Triplett is currently playing 'Roxie Hart' until 5 November 2005; Rachel Stanley is 'Velma Kelly', then Amra-Faye Wright will play the part from 26 September 2005 To 26 November 2005. Terence Maynard plays 'Billy Flynn' to 5 November 2005; and Victor McGuire is currently playing 'Amos Hart' to 5 November 2005.
Chicago, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre 18 Nov 1997, following previews from 27 Oct 1997, 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.
Chicago is currently taking bookings to 25 Feb 2006 at the Adelphi Theatre