Full cast announced for Chicago at Phoenix Theatre

Full casting has been announced for Kander and Ebb’s award-winning musical Chicago which comes to the Phoenix Theatre in April 2018.

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Paul Rider as Amos Hart in Chicago. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Producers have today announced that Paul Rider will play Amos Hart alongside Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle, and Ruthie Henshall when Chicago comes to London’s Phoenix Theatre in April. Paul played Amos at both the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres.

The cast will also feature Alan Richardson, Michelle Antrobus, Natalie Bennyworth, Nicola Coates, Frances Dee, Zoe Gappy, Emma Harris, Chelsea Labadini, Joanna Rennie, Abramo Ciullo, Francis Foreman, Luke Jarvis, Matt Krzan, Charles Ruhrmund, Todd Talbot, Callum Macdonald, Chris Warner Drake and Matthew Wesley.

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 Chicago.

Chicago continues to play on Broadway, where it recently celebrated its 21st birthday, and around the world in multiple languages.  It is the world’s longest running American 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.

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