It has been announced the singer will join the cast of the musical to play Roxie Hart from the 16th August.
Joining current cast members Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn (until the 1st September), Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart, Alexandra burke will be playing the role of Roxie Hart in the London production from the 16th August until the 14th October.
Alexandra Burke first came to the public’s attention by winning the 5th series of ITV’s The X Factor in 2008. Her previous theatre credits include playing the roles of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard (London & UK tour), Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act (UK Tour), and, most recently, Svetlana in the five-week revival of Chess at the London Coliseum.
Booking at London’s Phoenix Theatre until the 5th January 2019, the Kander & Ebb musical has won numerous awards including six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy and is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.
As well as featuring songs such as ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Roxie’, the musical features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse and follows the story of Roxie Hart as she is charged with murder.
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