Friday, December 15

Chicago opening at Phoenix Theatre next March

Chicago the musical is to return to London's West End after five years. The show last toured in 2016. It will open at the Phoenix Theatre initially for one year beginning 26th March 2018.  Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 am on  December 20th . The West End run will be based on the UK and internationally touring production. Casting for the show is to be announced.

The show first opened on Broadway in 1975, and has been revived a number of times over the last four decades, including a 15-year Olivier Award-winning revival run from 1997 which closed in 2012. The musical includes some fantastic numbers including: All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and Cell Block Tango.The music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Directed by Walter Bobbie with choreography by Ann Reinking.

Unscrupulous chorus girl Roxie Hart is in prison for murdering her lover and trying to pin it on her downtrodden husband Amos, when she meets Velma Kelly who is a famous star and also a murderess. Both women will be hanged for their crimes if they lose their cases and will go to any lengths to escape execution.

So they form an unusual nightclub act, which they hope will keep them in the public eye and earn them fame, fortune and freedom. They enlist the help of sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn to assist them.

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