Langford, Edwards & James Extend Runs in 'Chicago'
Bonnie Langford and Brenda Edwards have both extended their starring runs as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Mama Morton' in the smash hit West End musical Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre by four weeks until 24 February, and Duncan James has extended his starring run as 'Billy Flynn' by two weeks until 10 February. Amra-Faye Wright and Paul Rider will continue to play the starring roles of 'Velma Kelly' and 'Amos Hart' until 24 February.
A new booking period covering 28 July 2008 – 28 February 2009 will go on sale on Monday 28 January.
The London production of Chicago has just celebrated its tenth anniversary with a Charity Gala Performance, which took place on Wednesday 5 December. The smash hit West End musical Chicago transferred from the Adelphi Theatre to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006. The Cambridge Theatre was the London home of Chicago, when the first production of the show opened there on 10 April 1979, running for 603 performances. Chicago became the longest running production ever to play at the Adelphi Theatre on 17 October 2005, replacing the previous record holder "Me and My Girl", which had run for 3,303 performances.
Chicago opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit. Chicago won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for 'Outstanding Musical Production' as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for 'Best Musical'. Currently playing in New York, with forthcoming productions planned in Japan, Australia and South Africa, Chicago is produced in London by the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.
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. Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Ian Townsend. Chicago is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie. The West End production of Chicago is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team.
Tickets for Chicago, priced from £20.00 - £52.50 (£55.00 on Saturday evenings, with a £75 VIP Package option, including interval champagne in a private room and souvenir brochure), are available from the Cambridge Theatre Box Office on 0870 890 1102.
Performance times at the Cambridge Theatre are Mondays to Thursdays at 8.00pm, with Friday performances at 4.30pm and 8.00pm and Saturday performances at 3.00pm and 8.00pm. Chicago is now booking until 28 February 2009. Visit the Chicago website on www.chicagothemusical.co.uk