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About Chicago

Catch it while you can! Don’t miss London’s sure-fire hit Chicago before it leaves town on 5 January 2019. Starring Caroline Flack, winner of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and host of Love Island, the “sexiest musical ever” (Metro) also stars Todrick Hall of American Idol and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the dazzling and dangerously exciting tale of jazz slayer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences across the world since 1996.

With the original Broadway choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz”, Chicago is so good it should be illegal.

Chicago plays at the Phoenix Theatre until 5 January 2019 only.

Book now, it’d be criminal to miss it…

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Aspiring performer Roxie Hart is accused of murder and sent to the Cook County Jail, where she meets a group of women awaiting trial for murder. Prison warden Matron “Mama” Morton agrees to help Roxie and hooks her up with hot-shot lawyer Billy Flynn. Billy sets out to manipulate the tabloids, making a celebrity of Roxie in an attempt to convince the jury of her innocence. Billy’s other client, Velma Kelly, is trying to steal the limelight, pulling out all stops to win her case so that she can resume her showbiz lifestyle. An unlikely friendship forms between the two cellmates, who soon realise that fame can’t get them everything.

First performed in New York in 1975, the London revival of this smash-hit show features Kander and Ebb’s much-loved score and Ann Reinking’s Fosse-style choreography. With an impressive band playing live on stage and a whole number of iconic songs including “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango,” you don’t want to miss this classic Broadway musical’s return to London.

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What To Watch For

  • The musical is based on a real murder case in 1924, covered by Maurine Dallas Watkins during her time as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.
  • The popular film adaptation of the musical was produced in 2002, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones as Velma and Renée Zellweger as Roxie. The film won multiple awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • As well as six Tony Awards, the show has won a Grammy Award for the original cast recording and numerous international awards in Mexico, Australia and Brazil.
  • The production has played in 34 countries and has been performed in at least 11 languages.
  • The 1996 Broadway revival of the show is the second longest-running musical in Broadway history behind “The Phantom of the Opera.”

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Run Time

2hrs 25min (incl. interval)

Start Date

End Date

A real pleasure to have the old razzle-dazzle back in town’
Evening Standard

Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP

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