Alexandra Burke joins the cast of Chicago

Alexandra Burke joins the cast of Chicago

Posted On: Jul 24, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, taking over the iconic role of Roxie Hart from Monday 13 August to Saturday 14 October 2018.

    She will join Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Martin Kemp will be staying in the London production until 1 September 2018.

    Alexandra Burke rose to fame in 2008 after winning the 5th series of The X Factor. Her winner’s single, 'Hallelujah', reached number one in the UK Christmas Chart and went on to be crowned the top-selling single of 2008 and sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone. Her theatre credits include The BodyguardSister Act, and, most recently, the five-week revival of Chess at the London Coliseum. 

    Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, Chicago returned to London’s West End in March 2018, with a press night on Wednesday 11 April at the Phoenix Theatre in London.

    Since it opened in 1996, Chicago has played in 36 countries worldwide, and been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean. It has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide and has played over 32,500 performances worldwide, with an estimated 31 million spectators around the world. It is the world’s longest running American musical.

    Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1996 Broadway revival was choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse, directed by Walter Bobbie, and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.

    At the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End until Saturday 5 January 2019, book your Chicago tickets today!