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Chicago - further casting announced

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JOINING Cuba Gooding Jr (as Billy Flynn) in the cast of Chicago, which runs at the Phoenix Theatre from March 26 to June 23, 2018, are Sarah Soetaert and Josefina Gabrielle as Roxie and Velma, and Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton.

All three have previously played lead roles in the musical but Henshall will be the only British actress to have played all three leading female roles.

Previously Posted: The Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Chicago is returning to the West End – to the Phoenix Theatre where it will run from March 26 to June 23, 2018.

The Kander and Ebb musical tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub singer who dreams of headlining in Vaudeville, but only achieves celebrity status when she murders her lover and enlists the help of Billy Flynn, Chicago’s shrewdest lawyer, to whip up the publicity surrounding the case and ensure her acquittal.

Described as slick, sexy and sassy, Chicago has choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of the legendary Bob Fosse and a ‘fantastic’ Jazz score, which includes And All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and Cell Block Tango.

As well as its success on stage, Chicago was adapted for the big screen in 2002 and starred Renée Zellwegger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Casting for the new production has not yet been announced.

The Exorcist continues at the Phoenix Theatre until March 10, 2018.