I recently attended a special press launch for Chicago on behalf of BroadwayWorld UK.Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5½-year absence from London, the musical will open on 11 April, following previews from 26 March. It was also recently announced that the booking period has now been extended till October 6, 2018.
The revival stars Cuba Gooding Jr (26 March to 30 June 2018), Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabriell, Ruthie Henshall and Paul Rider.
CHICAGO originally ran in London for 15 years, making it the West End’s longest-running revival. It first 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, 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. The 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago was choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse, directed by Walter Bobbie, and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.
You can also see the article and watch the full video on the BroadwayWorld UK website and YouTube Channel.