It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Ruthie Henshall, who originated the role of ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago in 1997 and was reprising the role from 14 Dec 2009 to 28 Feb 2010, has now extended her run to 18 April 2010 at the Cambridge Theatre.
Ruthie Henshall's West End stage credits include "Marguerite" at the Haymarket in 2008; "The Woman In White" at the Palace in 2005; "Peggy Sue Got Married" at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2001.
Anna Jane Casey has returned to play Velma Kelly, and Terence Maynard returns on 1 March to play Billy Flynn.
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 30 Oct 2010!
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.
Chicago Tickets are now on sale