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Chicago is bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London! Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is celebrating 21 years of standing ovations in style.

The dazzling multi-award-winning tale of nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences in London, Broadway and across the world from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa since 1996.

With the original Broadway choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs "Razzle Dazzle", "Cell Block Tango" and "All That Jazz", Chicago is so good it should be illegal.

Starring Academy Award-Winner Cuba Gooding Jnr as Billy Flynn, Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton.

Don't miss out, book now. It'd be a crime to miss it...


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THREE LEADING LADIES CONFIRMED FOR CHICAGO'S WEST END RETURN (19 FEBRUARY 2018)

Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall will be joining Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr, in the multi award-winning Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5 year absence from London, Chicago, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre on Monday 26 March.

Sarah Soetaert will be recreating the role of Roxie Hart, the role she previously played at the Cambridge and Garrick Theatres. Her other theatre work includes Cats, Carousel, Fame, Kiss Me Kate, On the Town, The Sound of Music and The Glenn Miller Story.

Josefina Gabrielle played the role of Roxie Hart at the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres. She will now be making her debut as Velma Kelly. Josefina played Laurey Williams in Trevor Nunn's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, and she holds the distinction of being the first ever Laurey in any production of Oklahoma! to dance her own Dream Ballet, recreated especially for her by choreographer Susan Stroman. Josefina's other London and West End credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Hello, Dolly! opposite Samantha Spiro, Sweet Charity, Maria Friedman's production of Merrily We Roll Along, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical.

Ruthie Henshall has the honour of being the only British actress to have played all three leading female roles in Chicago, having originated the role of Roxie Hart when the show first opened in London in 1997, then returning to play Velma Kelly, and now returning to the show to play Mama Morton. She also played Roxie and Velma on Broadway. Ruthie's musical theatre career spans four decades, beginning with Cats at the New London, followed by Miss Saigon, Children of Eden, Les Miserables, Crazy For You, Oliver!, She Loves Me (for which she won the Olivier Award), Peggy Sue Got Married, The Woman in White, Marguerite, and, most recently, Billy Elliot.

Further casting for Chicago is to be announced.



CUBA GOODING JR MAKES MUSICAL AND WEST END DEBUT IN CHICAGO (16 JANUARY 2018)

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr will make his British stage debut and his musical debut as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the multi award-winning Chicago at the West End's Phoenix Theatre this spring. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5-year absence from London, Chicago, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre on Monday 26 March 2018.

Cuba Gooding Jr's breakthrough role was as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), followed by A Few Good Men (1992), before winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Jerry Maguire (1996). Later films included As Good as It Gets (1997), Men of Honor (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), American Gangster (2007), The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014). In 2016, he portrayed OJ Simpson in the FX drama series The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-series or a Movie. In 2013, he made his Broadway theatre debut alongside Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in the Tony Award-nominated production of The Trip to Bountiful.

Chicago originally ran in London for 15 years, making it the West End's longest-running revival. It first opened at the Adelphi Theatre in November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit. It won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for 'Outstanding Musical Production' as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for 'Best Musical'. It then transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006, where it ran for five years until August 2011. The show then opened at the Garrick Theatre in November of that year, where it ran until September 2012.

Since it opened in New York in 1996, the hit musical has played in 36 countries worldwide, and been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean. It has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide and has played over 30,000 performances worldwide to an estimated 31 million people. It continues to play on Broadway, where it recently celebrated its 21st birthday, and is the world's longest-running American musical.

Further casting is to be announced.



THE RAZZLE DAZZLE RETURNS TO THE WEST END (21 DECEMBER 2017)

The world's longest running American musical, the multi award-winning Chicago, returns to London's West End after a 5-year absence. Following a successful UK and international tour, the show will be transferring into London, with performances at the Phoenix Theatre from Monday 26 March 2018. Tickets are now on sale.

Barry Weissler, who, along with his wife Fran, has produced the show in New York, London and around the world, said:
"This year we celebrated the production's 21st Anniversary and had our most successful year to date. Chicago is as relevant and timely as the day we opened. After spending the last several years touring throughout the UK it feels like we never really left, but we are thrilled to bring the Razzle Dazzle back to the West End."

Casting is to be announced.

Chicago originally ran in London for 15 years, making it the West End's longest running revival. It first opened at the Adelphi Theatre in November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit. The show won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for Best Musical. It transferred from the Adelphi Theatre to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006, where it ran for five years until August 2011. The show then opened at the Garrick Theatre in November 2011, where it ran until September 2012.

Since it opened in New York in 1996, Chicago has played in 36 countries worldwide, and been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean. It has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide and has played over 30,000 performances worldwide, with an estimated 31 million people around the world having seen the show. It continues to play on Broadway, where it recently celebrated its 21st birthday, and around the world in multiple languages.











Information
Type of production: Musical

Opened: 26 March 2018

Booking until: 23 June 2018

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £27.00 - £198.00

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