Chicago returns to London’s Phoenix Theatre

Chicago Tickets Phoenix Theatre London

Following a five and a half year absence, Chicago the musical returns to London’s West End as the show celebrates its 21st Anniversary. Now the longest-running American musical in history, Chicago will open at the Phoenix Theatre from 26 March 2018. Chicago originally opened at the Adelphi Theatre in 1997 to rave reviews, winning the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006, then transferred to the Garrick Theatre until September 2012. It’s fifteen year run made Chicago the West End’s longest-running revival. 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 … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Will Young and Louise Redknapp in Cabaret UK Tour

We are pleased to bring you Pamela Raith’s great first look production images of Will Young and Louise Redknapp in Rufus Norris’ acclaimed production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret which is now touring the UK. Playing to packed houses at the New Wimbledon Theatre where the production opened on 21 September and broke box office records for a 12-show run, Cabaret is proving a hit with audiences across the country as sales of the landmark musical are exceeding expectations. At Theatre Royal in Brighton, Cabaret is officially the highest grossing single week-long musical in the theatre’s history, and at Malvern Theatre, the show’s sales have smashed records as the highest grossing single week-long musical or play. The cast includes Will Young (Emcee), Louise Redknapp (Sally Bowles), Susan Penhaligon (Fraulein Schneider), Basienka Blake (Fraulein Kost), Linal Haft (Herr Schultz), Charles Hagerty (Cliff Bradshaw) and Nick Tizzard (Ernst Ludwig). The company is … Read more

Mel B Breaks Character In Broadway’s Chicago To Perform Wannabe

Mel B Breaks character in Chicago on Broadway to sing Spice Girls hit Wannabe

Here is a snippet of me last night doing my last show In @chicagomusical playing Roxie heart breaking character busting out some spice power haha #nyc? #broadwaybaby A post shared by Mel B (@officialmelb) on Feb 20, 2017 at 10:10am PST Word has started to spread across the theatre world that on Sunday during one of her last performances as Roxie Hart on Broadway Mel B broke character to perform a snippet of The Spice Girls Wannabe. She even posted footage on her Instagram page! The tradition of a bit of onstage nonsense during the last matinee of the last few shows happens a lot but usually not at the expense of the experience of the audience or in any way that is overtly noticeable by the audience. Chicago, the musical by Broadway veterans John Kander and Fred Ebb is considered a classic and in the past and its two … Read more

REVIEW: Chicago, New Wimbledon Theatre (UK Tour) ✭✭✭✭✭

Chicago UK Tour 2016

Chicago New Wimbledon Theatre 23rd February 2016 5 Stars UK Tour – Buy Tickets Having Razzle Dazzled the UK for years Chicago is back on tour around the UK, and this current production is set to remind us why this incredible score by John Kander and Fred Ebb is considered a classic of its time. Set in prohibition-era Chicago (1920’s), the musical is based on a play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, and loosely based on the crimes she covered for her paper. When it originally opened on Broadway, the show ran for a respectable 936 performances, it was only when revived in 1996, that the show proved to be a massive hit – Chicago had come of age and this story of greed, corruption celebrity criminals and trial by media took the world by storm. The West End revival ran for nearly 15 years, becoming the longest-running American musical … Read more

Chicago 2016 Tour Tickets

Chicago UK Tour

Chicago the musical returns to the UK in 2015. The acclaimed musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse and holds several accolades as Broadway’s longest -running musical revival, the longest-running American musical in Broadway History, the second longest-running show in Broadway history and the longest-running American musical in West End history as well as winning the 202 Academy Award for Best Film. Set in prohibition-era Chicago, Chicago is a satire on the corruption of the criminal justice system and manipulation of the media. The 2016 UK Tour of Chicago will star John Partridge (Eastenders, A Chorus Line, Cats) as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey (X Factor) as Mama Morton. Further casting is to be announced. 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 … Read more

REVIEW: The Visit, Lyceum Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Chita Rivera in The Visit on Broadway Number One in out Critics Choice Broadway Shows list

For 90 minutes of ecstatic storytelling, you are transported to a place where love, death and consequence are dancing together and where a victory for true love might just not be what you first think it will. Chita Rivera, an incandescent star of the Broadway stage in undiminished glory, is faultless. One of the best of Kander & Ebb’s musicals, The Visit is the best, most important, musical currently playing on Broadway.

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