Jonathan Wilkes To Star In Chicago
May 19, 2011
Jonathan Wilkes will star as Billy Flynn in the smash-hit West End musical CHICAGO at the Cambridge Theatre from Monday 9 May for seven weeks only, until 26 June. His last West End engagement was as Frank N Furter in The Rocky Horror Show. On tour, Jonathan has starred in We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Guys and Dolls, Tommy, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Godspell. Debbie Kurup will be reprising the role of Velma Kelly, which she originally played in 2006, also from 9 May for seven weeks only. Her most recent West End role was as KT in the original cast of Sister Act at the London Palladium.
Sarah Soetaert will continue to star as Roxie Hart, James Doherty as Amos Hart, Jasna Ivir as Mama Morton and R. Whitehead as Mary Sunshine.
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’. CHICAGO transferred from the Adelphi Theatre to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006. 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. 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.
32-34 Earlham Street
London WC2 9HU
Performances: Mondays to Thursdays at 8.00pm, Fridays at 5.00pm and 8.30pm, Saturdays at 3.00pm and 8.00pm
Tickets: £27.50 – £65.00 (£20 for the under 20s for Monday-Thursday evening performances and Friday and Saturday matinees between 23 May to 18 September)
Box Office: 0844 412 4652
Current Booking Period: until 29 January 2012
Written by Andy
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