As previously reported by West End Frame, Chicago will launch a new national tour at the New Theatre in Oxford on Friday 12th February 2016.
The tour will star John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton.
Created by John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (lyrics) and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago has won 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards.
Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty with costume by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher with choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse. Walter Bobbie directs.
The Broadway production of Chicago holds the record as the longest running musical revival and also the second longest running musical in Broadway history.
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, 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.
2016 Tour Dates
Friday 12 February – Saturday 20 February 2016
New Theatre Oxford
Monday 22 February – Saturday 27 February
New Wimbledon Theatre
Monday 29 February – Saturday 5 March 2016
Dartford Orchard Theatre
Monday 7 March – Saturday 12 March 2016
Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Monday 14 March – Saturday 19 March 2016
Milton Keynes Theatre
(Sam Bailey Will Not Be Performing On 19 March)
Monday 21 March – Saturday 2 April 2016
Manchester Opera House
(Sam Bailey Will Not Be Performing On 25 And 26 March)
Monday 4 April – Saturday 9 April 2016
Monday 11 April – Saturday 16 April 2016
Eastbourne Congress Theatre
Monday 25 April – Saturday 30 April 2016
Princess Theatre Torquay
Monday 2 May – Saturday 7 May 2016
Hall For Cornwall Truro
Wednesday 11 May – Saturday 21 May 2016
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin
Monday 23 May – Saturday 28 May 2016
Royal & Derngate Northampton
(Sam Bailey Will Not Be Performing On 25, 27 And 28 May)
Monday 30 May – Saturday 4 June 2016
Hawth Theatre Crawley
Monday 13 June – Saturday 18 June 2016
Monday 20 June – Saturday 25 June 2016
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
(Sam Bailey Will Not Be Performing On 25 June)
Monday 27 June – Saturday 2 July 2016
Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 4 July – Saturday 9 July 2016
Photo Credit: Dewynters