Alexandra Burke

Chicago, playing at London’s Phoenix Theatre is now booking until January 2019 and will star pop singer Alexandra Burke from this August.

It has been revealed that Alexandra Burke, singer and finalist on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, will join the West End cast from 13th August through to 14th October 2018.  

She will accompany Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.

Alexandra Burke rose to fame in 2008 after winning the fifth series of ITV’s The X Factor. Her theatre roles include Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act, and most recently, Svetlana Sergievsky in the revival of Chess at the London Coliseum. 

The show, which was previously booking until October, will now be running until 5th January, with tickets on sale for the new booking period.

What’s Chicago about?

Chicago follows the murderesses on murder row at Cook County Jail. Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two women accused of murder, battle it out for the affectionate and attention of sleazy lawyer, Billy Flynn, in a bid to be released from prison and become famous.

Chicago originally ran in London for 15 years, making it the West End’s longest running revival. It first opened at the Adelphi Theatre in November 1997 and became a hit with audiences.  

Since it opened in New York in 1996, the musical has played in 36 countries worldwide, and been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean. It is said to be the world’s longest running American musical.

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