Wednesday, June 8

Christie Brinkley to play Roxie Hart in Chicago

Supermodel Christie Brinkley is heading for London’s West End to take on the role of Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre.

Brinkley came to fame when she was married to singer Billy Joel and appeared in his video of Uptown Girl which was a song he wrote about her.

She recently appeared in the show on Broadway with Amra-Faye Wright (who is also coming to London) playing Velma. The current London leads are due to leave the show on 26th June and Brinkley and Faye Wright will take on the roles  from July 11th  for four weeks ending on August 6th .

Chicago is playing at the Cambridge Theatre until 27 August when it will close to make way for the RSC’s Matilda the Musical. Producers are hopeful that the show’s 14-year run in the West End will continue in another London theatre.

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