The producers of long-running West End musical Chicago The Musical have announced today (13 July 2012) that the show will close after 15 years on the West End stage. Its final performance at the Garrick Theatre will take place on 1 September, 2012.
Who would have believed on that July day in 1997 when Chicago made headlines for the very first time by bringing over the Broadway cast to perform at the Prince of Wales Theatre to launch the show, that three theatres, 6016 performances, 559 cast members, 5.6 million happy theatre-goers later London would still boast a ‘noisy hall, where the gin is cold, the piano is hot and all that jazz’.
The show won the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and the 1998 Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.
As we look forward to the final weeks CHICAGO is thrilled to welcome London's very own Olympic Gold Medalist Robin Cousins as Billy Flynn from 17 July. Along with Robin, the cast will continue to be led by Sarah Soetaert as Roxie Hart, Rachel McDowall as Velma Kelly, Tony Timberlake as Amos Hart, Jasna Ivir as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Whitehead as Mary Sunshine.
Don't miss your chance to see Chicago at the Garrick Theatre before it closes. Book tickets today!