Chicago - London

The girls, guns, greed, glamour and glitz of prohibition-era Chicago come to London in this razzle-dazzle West End musical hit.

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West End Chicago Star Alexandra Burke on Brandy, Cartwheels and The Bodyguard

West End Chicago Star Alexandra Burke on Brandy, Cartwheels and The Bodyguard

Alexandra Burke has had a busy time of it in the decade since she became an overnight British sensation on X Factor. She has played Rachel Marron on the West End in The Bodyguard, a show she will tour around the country from December, and was Svetlana in the recent, and well-reviewed, revival of Chess. From August 13, she becomes ...

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West End Star Josefina Gabrielle on Journeying from Roxie to Velma & Performing Chicago in the Era of Trump

West End Star Josefina Gabrielle on Journeying from Roxie to Velma & Performing Chicago in the Era of Trump

Josefina Gabrielle has been an invaluable West End presence in productions ranging from Oklahoma! as Laurey opposite Hugh Jackman to Gussie in the Maria Friedman-directed Merrily We Roll Along. Gabrielle is currently back on the boards in the perennial favorite Chicago, having previously played Roxie but this time high-kicking a leg or two at the Phoenix Theatre as Velma, alongside ...

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Gold Medalist Robin Cousins on Starring in the West End's Chicago While Coaching the U.K. Olympic Team

It’s not every day that a West End show stars an Olympic gold medalist—and skating champ Robin Cousins’ 1980 medallion is actually on display in a Tiffany box in the foyer of the Garrick Theatre, where the athlete-turned-actor is playing Billy Flynn in Chicago. What’s more, Cousins will be performing in the musical while monitoring the synchronized swimming team at ...

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West End Production of Chicago Sets Closing Date After 15-Year Run

Chicago, the longest running revival to ever play the West End, will close at London’s Garrick Theatre on September 15 after a record-breaking 15-year run. The show originally opened at the Adelphi Theatre on November 18, 1997 and later transfered to the Cambridge Theater before moving to its current home in November 2011.

“Bringing Chicago to the West End was ...

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Smash Vet Raza Jaffrey on His West End Return as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Raza Jaffrey played a political wheeler-dealer on TV’s Smash, but the Anglo-Asian star came to the series as a stage vet of the London productions of Mamma Mia! and Bombay Dreams, as well as classic plays in his native U.K. Jaffrey is now back on the West End stage as ultra-slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of  ...

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Get a First Look at Smash's Raza Jaffrey as Billy Flynn in the West End's Chicago

Life is definitely imitating art for Raza Jaffrey. When Chicago producer Barry Weissler spotted the dashing actor in Smash, he immediately offered him the role of Billy Flynn in the West End production of the musical. As Dev Sundaram, the doting boyfriend of a stage actress determined to star in a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe ...

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Smash Star Raza Jaffrey Set for the West End’s Chicago

Smash’s Raza Jafrey will star as charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago from May 16 through July 14. Jaffrey will take over the role at London’s Garrick Theatre from David Bedella, who leaves the production on May 12.


Set in prohibition-era Chicago, Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a ...

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Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins Set For West End’s Chicago

Professional figure skater and Olympic Gold medalist Robin Cousins will star as charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn in the West End production of Chicago beginning July 17. Cousins will perform a limited engagement through September 8 at London’s Garrick Theatre.

Set in prohibition-era Chicago, Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob ...

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Sarah Soetaert, Rachel McDowall and Terence Maynard on Tap for West End Chicago

Sarah Soetaert, Rachel McDowall and Terence Maynard are set to join the West End production of Chicago at the Garrick Theatre. Maynard, who will play Billy Flynn, begins performances on December 31, with Soetaert (Roxie) and McDowall (Velma) joining the cast on January 2, 2012.

Soetaert, who has previously played Roxie, has also appeared on the West End in Kiss ...

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America Ferrera on Showing Off Her Sexy Side as Roxie in the West End's Chicago

In the six years since America Ferrera appeared off-Broadway in Dog Sees God, the actress, now 27, shot to TV fame in Ugly Betty, scooping up copious awards along the way. Ferrera is now back onstage through New Year’s Eve playing Roxie Hart in the London production of Chicago and is eyeing a Broadway debut next spring in a revival ...

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America Ferrera Heats Up London as She Heads to the West End in Chicago

TV audiences know America Ferrera best as the title character on Ugly Betty, but things are looking more like America the Beautiful for the Emmy winner these days as she prepares to join the West End cast of Chicago. Ferrera will heat up the stage as vixen Roxie Hart opposite Broadway veteran Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly and Darius Campbell ...

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Darius Campbell Joins America Ferrera in the West End's Chicago

Darius Campbell will return to the West End production of Chicago as Billy Flynn when the production reopens at the Garrick Theatre on November 7. Campbell will star opposite previously announced leading ladies America Ferrera as Roxie Hart and Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly.

Campbell previously appeared in Chicago in 2006. His other West End credits include Guys and Dolls ...

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America Ferrera to Star in West End's Chicago and Broadway Revival of The Miss Firecracker Contest

America Ferrera, the Emmy-winning star of TV’s Ugly Betty, will make her London stage debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago beginning November 7, when the musical revival re-opens at the Garrick Theatre. Ferrera has signed on for an eight-week engagement in the show, which has been hiatus since closing at the Cambridge Theatre on August 27. She will be joined ...

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West End Chicago on Hiatus; Production to Transfer to Garrick Theatre in November

The West End production of Chicago will transfer to the Garrick Theatre on November 11, according to U.K.'s The Stage. The musical played its final performance at the Cambridge Theatre on August 27. No casting has been announced for the next incarnation of the long-running revival, which recently featured American supermodel Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart.

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Cheerio! Enjoy a Day in the West End Life of Chicago Star Christie Brinkley

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Fresh off her hot-hot-hot Broadway run as Roxie Hart, Christie Brinkley took her box-office star power to the West End production of Chicago. The supermodel is spending part of her summer at London’s Cambridge Theatre, playing sexy killer Roxie Hart in the long-running hit musical. During Broadway.com’s recent grand tour of the West End, photographer Bruce Glikas captured Brinkley’s ...

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Family Emergency Causes Christie Brinkley to Delay West End Debut in Chicago

Christie Brinkley, who recently wrapped up a stint on Broadway in Chicago, has postponed her previously announced West End debut in the show. Brinkley was set to join the show's London company for a four-week engagement beginning July 11, but she has delayed due to her mother, Marge Brinkley, being admitted to a hospital to undergo an emergency medical procedure ...

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Christie Brinkley to Play Four-Week London Engagement in Chicago

It’s official: After a successful Broadway debut as foxy Roxie Hart, supermodel Christie Brinkley is headed to London to star in Chicago for a four-week summer engagement, July 11 to August 6. As previously reported, Brinkley will be joined by Amra-Faye Wright, who has been co-starring with her as Velma Kelly in the Broadway production of the long-running hit musical ...

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David Bedella on Jumping from Jerry Springer to Billy Flynn in London's Chicago

Illinois native David Bedella may be the first performer actually from Chicago to play the invitingly sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn in the London production of Chicago: The engaging 48-year-old has joined the long-running revival for a limited engagement through May 8 at the Cambridge Theatre. That’s the same playhouse where Bedella appeared in his 2004 Olivier Award-winning performance as a ...

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David Bedella Joins West End Chicago as Billy Flynn

David Bedella will join the West End production of Chicago on February 28 as lawyer Billy Flynn. The actor is scheduled to play a limited engagement at the Cambridge Theatre through May 8.

Bedella is an Olivier Award winner for Jerry Springer the Opera. His other West End credits include The Rocky Horror Show and Chess. He has appeared in ...

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Emma Barton to Play Roxie Hart in West End's Chicago

Emma Barton is headed to the West End production of Chicago as Roxie Hart on April 26 for a 12-week run. Best known as Honey Mitchell in EastEnders, Barton previously played Roxie in the show’s U.K. tour. Chicago continues its run at the Cambridge Theatre.

Barton will be joined by Vivien Carter (Guys and Dolls) as Velma Kelly, Terence ...

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Chatting with Ruthie Henshall, London's Hotsy-Totsy Roxie in Chicago

Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall first opened on the West End in Chicago in 1997, winning raves as Roxie Hart and subsequently crossing over to New York to play Velma Kelly in the ongoing Broadway run of the Kander and Ebb revival. Now, she’s back in the show in London, once again playing Roxie but this time at the Cambridge ...

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Ruthie Henshall Extends Stay in London's Chicago Through April

Ruthie Henshall is extending her stay in the West End production of Chicago by two months. The performer will now play Roxie Hart through April 18 at London’s Cambridge Theatre.

Henshall originated the role of Roxie Hart in the 1997 London revival of Chicago in a performance that garnered a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Her other West End credits include ...

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Ruthie Henshall and Bonnie Langford Return to the West End's Chicago

Ruthie Henshall and Bonnie Langford will return to the West End cast of hit musical Chicago, reprising their shared credit as Roxie Hart. Henshall will begin performances at The Cambridge Theatre beginning December 14, running through February 28, 2010. Langford, arriving direct from her recent stint in the Broadway production, will appear at select performances December 28 through January 2, taking over ...

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