Ruthie Henshall, currently starring as ‘Roxie Hart' in the West End production of "CHICAGO" at the Cambridge Theatre in Covent Garden's Seven Dials, will end her run in the production on April 24, 2010 after multiple extensions. Ruthie Henshall originated the role of ‘Roxie Hart' in 1997 - for which she was lauded by the critics and nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award - when "CHICAGO" first conquered the West End.
Starring opposite Ruthie Henshall is Anna-Jane Casey, returning to the role of ‘Velma Kelly' for which her performance has received critical acclaim. Terence Maynard returns to the role of Billy Flynn and is joined by Adam Stafford as ‘Amos Hart' who joins direct from the UK tour of Chicago for performances from 1 March.
"CHICAGO" opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit. "CHICAGO" won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for 'Outstanding Musical Production' as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for 'Best Musical'. "CHICAGO" transferred from the Adelphi Theatre to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006 where it has recently celebrated 5000 performances in the West End. Currently playing in New York, Australia, Denmark and on tour both in the UK and US, with forthcoming productions in Japan, Korea, Holland and Spain, "CHICAGO" is produced in London by the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.
"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. "CHICAGO" is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie. The West End production of "CHICAGO" is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team.
Tickets for "CHICAGO", priced from £25.00 - £59.00, are available from the Cambridge Theatre Box Office on 0844 412 4652. Performance times at the Cambridge Theatre are Mondays to Thursdays at 8.00pm, with Friday performances at 5.00pm and 8.30pm and Saturday performances at 3.00pm and 8.00pm. Visit the "CHICAGO" website on www.chicagothemusical.co.uk, follow us on facebook at facebook/chicagolondon or twitter/chicagolondon.
Photo credit: Walter McBride