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Chicago is 21 and bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London! Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is now celebrating 21 incredible years of standing ovations.

The dazzling multi-award-winning prohibition-era tale of nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences in London, Broadway and across the world from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa since 1996.

With red-hot choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score.



History:

Return Engagement
Run Type: Open Run
Market: West End
Previews: March 26, 2018
Closing: October 06, 2018

Running Time:

Two hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission

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by Julie Musbach - November 28, 2018
Caroline Flack will star as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO from 10 December 2018 until the end of the show's run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5 January 2019.
by Stephi Wild - November 5, 2018
Star of RuPaul's Drag Race, American Idol and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall will star as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO from 19 November 2018 until the end of the show's run at the Phoenix Theatre on 5 January 2019.
by Stephi Wild - October 15, 2018
Due to popular demand, Alexandra Burke and Duncan James will extend their runs in CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre. Alexandra Burke will play Roxie Hart until 10 November 2018 and Duncan James will play Billy Flynn until 17 November 2018. Laura Tyrer will play Velma Kelly until 20 October followed by Josefina Gabrielle who returns to the role of Velma Kelly from 22 October - 5 January 2019.
by Stephi Wild - September 20, 2018
Laura Tyrer will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24 September through to Saturday 6 October 2018. Laura joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.
by Stephi Wild - September 10, 2018
On the day that Denise Van Outen was due to start rehearsals as 'Velma Kelly' in Chicago it was discovered that she had suffered a stress fracture in her heel.
by Stephi Wild - September 1, 2018
Star of stage and screen Denise Van Outen will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Velma Kelly from Monday 24 September through to Saturday 17 November 2018. Denise will join Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart, Duncan James as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.
by Marianka Swain - September 1, 2018
by Nicole Ackman - August 24, 2018
Alexandra Burke is a singer, songwriter and actress who shot to fame in 2008 after winning The X Factor. In addition to releasing three albums, she has been seen in the UK tour of Sister Act and recently in the London Coliseum production of Chess. Burke has just joined the cast of Chicago, in which she will be portraying Roxie until 14 October. After that, she returns to the role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, a role she previously played in London and on tour.
by Julie Musbach - August 6, 2018
Alexandra Burke joins the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Roxie Hart from Monday 13 August through to Saturday 14 October 2018. Get a first look below!
by Stephi Wild - July 24, 2018
Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Roxie Hart from Monday 13 August through to Saturday 14 October 2018. She will join Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Martin Kemp will be staying in the London production of CHICAGO until 1 September 2018.
by Marianka Swain - July 7, 2018
Chicago is officially back home in London's West End and is now starring Martin Kemp, from pop legends Spandau Ballet and BBC's Eastenders, as Billy Flynn until 1 September. Book tickets here from £20 in our summer sale!
by Stephi Wild - June 26, 2018
Mazz Murray will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the title role of Mama Morton from Monday 2 July. Also joining the cast on 2 July will be the previously announced Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn. They will join Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Paul Rider as Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Amos Hart respectively.
by Stage Tube - June 16, 2018
West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! The cast of Chicago took to the stage to give a razzle-dazzling performance. Watch it below!
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2018
Martin Kemp will star as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the multi award-winning CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre in London's West End from Monday 2 July for a limited season until Saturday 1 September 2018. The rest of the cast who will be appearing alongside Martin Kemp are still to be announced.
by Marianka Swain - April 19, 2018
Chicago's hit West End revival ­- which featured a constant revolving door of big names - closed in 2012 after almost 15 years. Now, it returns with the requisite stunt casting (Cuba Gooding Jr), but also with a cast of triple-threat stalwarts who illustrate the enduring strengths of this whip-smart, black-hearted musical.
by Stephi Wild - April 13, 2018
Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5½-year absence from London, the multi award-winning Kander & Ebb musical Chicago, winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, has begun performances at The Phoenix Theatre and an extended booking period until 6 October 2018.
by Julie Musbach - April 12, 2018
CHICAGO boasts an all-star cast including Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn, Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly, Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. The production recently made its triumphant return to the West End, check out photos from opening night below!
by Stephi Wild - April 6, 2018
Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5½-year absence from London, the multi award-winning Kander & Ebb musical CHICAGO, winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Monday 26 March, with a press night on Wednesday 11 April and an extended booking period until 6 October 2018.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 22, 2018
BroadwayWorld recently attended a special press launch for Chicago. Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5½-year absence from London, the musical will open on 11 April, following previews from 26 March. It was also recently announced that the booking period has now been extended till October 6, 2018. Watch the cast discussing the show's return below!

Chicago Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Chicago have there been?
Chicago has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1975, Broadway which opened in 1975, West End which opened in 1979, Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996, US Tour which opened in 1997, West End which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 1997, US Tour which opened in 2012, US Tour which opened in 2014, US Tour which opened in 2016, West End which opened in 2018 and US Tour which opened in 2022.

What is the songs are in Chicago and what's the order?
All That Jazz
Funny Honey
Cell Block Tango
When You're Good to Momma
Tap Dance
All I Care About
A Little Bit of Good
We Both Reached for the Gun
Roxie
I Can't Do It Alone
Chicago After Midnight
My Own Best Friend
I Know a Girl
Me and My Baby
Mister Cellophane
When Velma Takes the Stand
Razzle Dazzle
Class
Nowadays
R.S.V.P.
Keep It Hot
Ten Percent
No
It
Loopin' De Loop
Rose Colored Glasses
Pansy Eyes
Overture
Entr’acte
Hot Honey Rag
Finale

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@ChicagoOnStage 07/11/2022 10:09am

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