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03 Nov
2019

Fans of Kander and Ebb shows will be excited to hear that the current touring production of the award-winning musical Curtains, starring Jason Manford, will have a West End premiere run at London’s Wyndham”s Theatre from 13 December 2019 to 11 January 2020.

06 Jun
2019

Jason Manford is going to be in good company when the UK tour of musical Curtains opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 4 October 2019, with Ore Oduba and Carley Stenson among the new cast members just announced. Let’s hope they pull it together!

29 Nov
2018

It’s a dream come true for Caroline Flack as the former Strictly Come Dancing champion and Love Island host prepares to play Roxie Hart in Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10 December 2018 until the end of the show’s run on 5 January 2019.

05 Nov
2018

Todrick Hall may be a YouTube sensation, but he is also no stranger to Broadway, having played Billy Flynn in Chicago and Lola in Kinky Boots. Now he reprises the role of the slick, manipulative lawyer at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 November 2018 until 5 January 2019 when the show closes. That’s showbiz folks…

16 Oct
2018

The West End‘s current Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn are proving popular, so Alexandra Burke and Duncan James have extended their stays in Chicago. In other news: Josefina Gabrielle returns to play Velma Kelly on 22 October 2018. And that’s showbiz...

20 Sep
2018

There’s already plenty of pressure on a performer when looking out for the next West End role… but when Laura Tyrer tried out for the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, it was also filmed for the brand new ITV series The Big Audition. Thank goodness it was a ‘Yes’ at the end of the day!

10 Sep
2018

On the day that Denise Van Outen was due to start rehearsals as Velma Kelly in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, it was discovered that she had suffered a stress fracture in her heel. Her replacement will be announced shortly as will dates for Van Outen’s return to the show.

01 Sep
2018

Having previously played Roxie Hart to critical acclaim, star of stage and screen Denise Van Outen is taking the stand as Velma opposite Alexandra Burke in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre from 24 September 2018.

23 Aug
2018

It’s a role Duncan James originally played in 2008 and now he is back in the courtroom (or Phoenix Theatre) joining Alexandra Burke, Josefina Gabrielle, Mazz Murray and Paul Rider in Chicago from 10 September 2018.

26 Jun
2018

There’s a new Mama in charge of Cook County Jail from 2 July as Mazz Murray takes over the role in Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre opposite another new addition, Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn.

25 Apr
2018

Plenty of StageFaves will be joining the cast of the first London revival in 20 years of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink when it opens next month.

17 Apr
2018

Caroline Hanks-Farmer continues her series of interviews with the stars of CHICAGO, the award-winning show spreading plenty of razzle-dazzle at London’s Phoenix Theatre. Next in line is Cuba Gooding Jr, making his British stage and musical debut.

14 Apr
2018

Gemma Sutton has been cast as Angel, opposite Caroline O’Connor as her mum Anna, in the first London revival in 20 years of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink at Southwark Playhouse

10 Apr
2018

Broadway, West End and film actress Caroline O'Connor and legendary star of stage and screen Chita Rivera have got together for a chat about their roles in the forthcoming London revival of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink.

03 Apr
2018

What better in the run-up to the opening night for CHICAGO, back in the West End at London’s Phoenix Theatre, than a series of interviews from Caroline Hanks-Farmer with the show’s stars? We start with cellmates Sarah Soetaert (Roxie) and Josefina Gabrielle (Velma).

12 Mar
2018

Paul Rider will join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall in the multi award-winning Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre.

16 Feb
2018

If looks could kill... These three veterans - Ruthie Henshall, Sarah Soetaert and Josefina Gabrielle, all now confirmed to headline the West End return of CHICAGO alongside Hollywood's Cuba Gooding Jr - smoulder in these new images released in the show's trademark black-and-white style...

12 Jan
2018

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr is the first of the big-name casting for CHICAGO's West End return. The Jerry Maguire star will razzle-dazzle as lawyer Billy Flynn - who'll play his murderess clients Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly? Any bets on a few more Hollywood headline-grabbers...