FROM MONDAY 11 JULY FOR A LIMITED 4-WEEK SEASON. AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT TO STAR AS VELMA KELLY
Christie Brinkley, who made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO earlier this year, receiving great critical acclaim, will come direct from New York to play the role in London’s West End from Monday 11 July for a strictly limited four-week season, ending on Saturday 6 August. She will be joined by Amra-Faye Wright, who has been playing Velma Kelly opposite Christie on Broadway. Amra-Faye will also star in the Cambridge Theatre production from 11 July to 6 August. Jonathan Wilkes will continue in the role of Billy Flynn, James Doherty as Amos Hart, Jasna Ivir as Mama Morton and R. Whitehead as Mary Sunshine, all until 27 August, when CHICAGO will leave the Cambridge Theatre.
Christie Brinkley is one of America’s most successful and recognisable models, appearing on over 500 magazine covers worldwide. She made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase in the film National Lampoon’s Vacation and also appeared in the sequel, National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation. On television, her appearances have included the 1990s series Mad About You starring Helen Hunt and, more recently, Ugly Betty.
As an environmentalist and political activist, Christie has addressed the United Nations and has been a Democratic delegate.
CHICAGO opened at the Adelphi Theatre on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews and immediately became a sell-out hit. CHICAGO won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Musical Production’ as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for ‘Best Musical’. CHICAGO transferred from the Adelphi Theatre to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006. CHICAGO is produced in London by the Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.
CHICAGO, 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. CHICAGO is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie. The West End production of CHICAGO is staged by the entire original Broadway creative team.
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