The production will open at the Liverpool Empire on the 7th February 2022.

(c)Paul Coltas

It has been announced that multi-award-winning UK classical singer and stage star Russell Watson will be taking on the role of Billy Flynn in the upcoming UK tour of Chicago, which is set to open in Liverpool in February.

He joins the previously announced Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart and Djalenga Scott as Velma Kelly. The cast will also include: Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Gabby Antrobus, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Daniel Clift, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billie Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephens and Harrison Wilde. 

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It includes the songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango”, and “All That Jazz” and has won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy.

To find out more about where the production will be heading to on its UK tour visit: https://chicagothemusical.com/international-tour/