The American musical will return to the West End following a five and half year absence.
Following a successful UK and International tour, it has been announced that Chicago will play at the Phoenix Theatre from the 26th March 2018, with tickets going on sale from the 20th December.
Featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is one of the world’s longest running musicals and is based on real life events back in the 1920’s.
Nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
Since first opening in New York in 1996, the musical has won 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards and features the classic songs ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Roxie’ and ‘Razzle Dazzle’.
Talking about the news Barry Weissler, who, along with his wife Fran, has produced the show in New York, London and around the world, said, “This year we celebrated the production’s 21st Anniversary and had our most successful year to date. CHICAGO is as relevant and timely as the day we opened. After spending the last several years touring throughout the UK it feels like we never really left, but we are thrilled to bring the Razzle Dazzle back to the West End.”
Chicago originally ran in London for fifteen years , making it the West End’s longest running revival. It first opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit, before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006, where it ran for five years until 27 August 2011. The show then opened at the Garrick Theatre on 7 November 2011, where it ran until 1 September 2012.
Casting for the production’s return to the West End has yet to be announced.
Chicago will play at the Phoenix Theatre from the 26th March and is currently booking until the 30th June 2018. To book tickets click here or visit: Encore Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, See Tickets.com, ATG Tickets, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk and Love Theatre.com.