Ruthie Henshall returns to Chicago 16 Jun 03

Ruthie Henshall returns to Chicago 16 Jun 03

Ruthie Henshall will return to star in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre on Mon 16 Jun 03. She will play 'Velma Kelly' for a limited 12-week season.

Ruthie Henshall opened the current West End production of Chicago in 1997, starring as 'Roxie Hart', for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for 'Best Actress in a Musical'. She subsequently starred as 'Velma Kelly' in the Broadway production. Her other West End musicals include "Miss Saigon", "Les Miserables", "Crazy for You", "She Loves Me" and "Peggy Sue Got Married".

Chicago, which 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.

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