The show which is set to open in April at the Phoenix Theatre in London has extended its booking period until October.

The show will officially open on 11th April and is now running until 6th October rather than its intended June date, due to popular demand in tickets.

The revival comes after a five-year absence from London, and after previous successful UK and international tours.

Synopsis: Chicago

The story follows Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two murderesses in a women’s prison who compete for the attention of the media and lawyer Billy Flynn. It includes songs such as All That Jazz, Roxie, and Cell Block Tango.

The cast for the first booking period, until 30th June is led by Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabriell, Ruthie Henshall and Paul Rider. 

This cast will also feature Alan Richardson, Michelle Antrobus, Natalie Bennyworth, Nicola Coates, Frances Dee, Zoe Gappy, Emma Harris, Chelsea Labadini, Joanna Rennie, Abramo Ciullo, Francis Foreman, Luke Jarvis, Matt Krzan, Charles Ruhrmund, Todd Talbot, Callum Macdonald, Chris Warner Drake and Matthew Wesley.

Casting for the extended booking period will be announced nearer the time.

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 1997 and became a sell-out hit.  

The musical, which is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Group information

Group bookings for Chicago are available and organisers can call 020 7206 1174 or email for more details.

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Lead image: Previous cast of Chicago (Photo credit: Catherine Ashmore).