Maxwell Caulfield Joins London's Chicago
Maxwell Caulfield will star as 'Billy Flynn' in the London production of Chicago on Tuesday 29 May 2007 for a limited five-week season, finishing on 30 June 2007.
Maxwell Caulfield recently starred in the Broadway productions of "Tryst", "My Deah" and "Our Leading Lady". His other Broadway credits include "An Inspector Calls", "My Night With Reg", "Entertaining Mr Sloane" and "Class Enemy". Caulfield is probably best known for is role in Grease 2, where played the lead opposite Michelle Pfeiffer.
Chicago opened at the Adelphi Theatre 18 Nov 1997 and ended at the Adelphi theatre on 22 April 2006. It re-opened at the Cambridge Theatre on 28 April 2006, where it is currently taking bookings to 6 Oct 2007
Chicago 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 Gareth Valentine. It is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.
The musical concerns Roxie, a chorus girl who has murdered her lover but manages to get acquitted with the help of sleazy lawyer, Billy Flynn and learning a thing or two from the glamorous star "Velma Kelly" and cell-block chief "Mama Morton"