Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of Chicago The Musical early next month.
The former X Factor winner and BBC Strictly Come Dancing finalist will play the role of murderess chorus girl Roxie Hart in the multi-award-winning Kander & Ebb musical at the Phoenix Theater, London.
Alexandra joins Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart.
She most recently dazzled audiences in the West End revival of Chess alongside Michael Ball at the London Coliseum. Her growing list of theatre credits includes playing the lead role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard musical in the West End and UK Tour, and Deloris Van Cartier in Craig Revel-Horwood’s production of Sister Act.
A sharp-edged satire on the corruption of the criminal justice system and the celebrity of crime, the hit musical is set in roaring twenties Chicago and follows murderess showgirls in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
Alexandra Burke will play Roxie Hart from 13 August 2018 until 14 October 2018.
Chicago The Musical is currently booking until 5 January 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre, London.