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Chicago (The Musical)

Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb.
Based on the Play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins

Productions

Cambridge Theatre, 1979
Adelphi Theatre, 1997 - October 2000 - ?
Amabassador Theatre NY, ? - 2015 - ?
UK Tour, 2016

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Cambridge Theatre
First performance: 10th April 1979
Director: Peter Hames. Musical Direction: David Firman. Choreography: Gillian Gregory.
Settings Designer: Roger Glossop. Lighting Designer: Petr Barham. Costumes Designer: Ann Sinclair.
Production Consultant: Tony Stevens. Presented by Ray Cooney and Larry Parnes.

CharacterPlayed By
Velma KellyJenny Logan
Roxie HartAntonia Ellis
Fred Casely/EnsembleRichard Fox
Amos HartDon Fellows
Sergeant Fogarty/Harry/
Judge/M.C./Ensemble
Erick Ray Evans
Liz/EnsembleJacquie Toye
Annie/EnsembleLiz Whiting
June/EnsembleRachel Izen
Katerina/Sugar/
Ensemble
Philippa Boulter
Mona/EnsembleTracie Hart
Wardress (Mama) MortonHope Jackman
Policeman/EnsembleOkon Jones
Warder One/Press Corps/
Clerk Of The Court
Mark Jefferis
Warder Two/Press Corps/
Martin Harrison (The D.A.)
Martin Baker
Billy FlynnBen Cross
Tailor/Press Corps/
Jury/Ensemble
Kenn Oldfield
Mary SunshineG. Lyons
Press Corps/Spice/
Reporter/Ensemble
Dawn Hope
Press Corps/Razzle Dazzle Trixie/
Ensemble
Ellie Smith
Press Corps/Razzle Dazzle Doll/
Ensemble
Buster Skeggs
Press Corps/Razzle Dazzle Dixie/
Ensemble
Jenny McGusty
Press Corps/State Medical Examiner/
Aaron/Ensemble
Colin Bennett
Press Corps/Go-To-Hell Kitty/
Ensemble
Linda Dobell
Press Corps/Charlie's Friend/
Ensemble
Hugh Spight
Understudy for Mary SunshineCarole Brooke
Orchestra
Keyboards/Musical DirectorDavid Firman
KeyboardsMike Hyatt
ViolinAlastair McLachlan
BanjoDouglas Wootton
Tuba/Double BassJohn Elliott
PercussionDavid Hulley
WoodwindBarry Graham
SaxophoneMaurice Cambridge
SaxophoneJohn Powell
Trumpet/Orchestral ManagerDavid Lord
TrumpetIan Spencer
TromboneReg Brooks
TrombonePhil Dando

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Adelphi Theatre
1997 - October 2000 - ?
Director: Walter Bobbie. Choreography: Ann Reinking, in the style of Bob Fosse.
Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty. Costume Design: William Ivey Long.
Lighting Design: Ken Billington. Sound Design: Rick Clarke.

Cast Lists
December 1997
March 1999
October 1999
August 2000
November 2000

Cast as at December 1997
CharacterPlayed By
UnknownRuthie Henshall
UnknownUte Lemper
UnknownHenry Goodman
UnknownNigel Planer

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Cast as at March 1999
CharacterPlayed By
UnknownMaria Friedman
UnknownNicola Hughes
UnknownMichael Siberry
UnknownPeter Davison

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October 1999 (14) programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Go-To-Hell Kitty
Understudy Velma Kelly (1st)
Vanessa Leagh-Hicks
Velma KellyValarie Pettiford
Roxie HartMaria Friedman
Fred CaselyNick Winston
Sergeant Fogarty
Understudy Billy Flynn
Cavin Cornwall
Amos HartNorman Pace
In programme
Amos HartPeter Davison
Paper insert
Liz
Understudy Mama Morton (2nd)
Cat Lawrence
Annie
Understudy Roxie Hart (1st)
Rachel Stanley
June
Understudy Velma Kelly (2nd)
Suzy Bloom
Hunyak
Understudy Roxie Hart (2nd), Mama Morton (1st)
Robbie O'Reilly
MonaJacqui Jameson
Matron 'Mama' MortonSue Kelvin
Billy FlynnMichael Siberry
Mary SunshineC. Shirvell
Harry/The Judge/Tap Dance SpecialityNeil Johnson
Aaron/Tap Dance SpecialityJason Gardiner
Bailiff/Court Clerk/Me And My Baby SpecialityDarren Carnall
Martin Harrison/Tap Dance SpecialitySergio Covino
The Jury/Me And My Baby SpeciaiityRichard Reynard
SwingEdwina Cox
SwingAlistair David
SwingLisa Donmall
SwingJo Ellery
Swing
Understudy Amos Hart
Adrian Goodfellow
Understudy Mary SunshineEM Leslie
Musicians
Musical DirectorGareth Valentine
Assistant Musical Director/Keys 2Tom Wakeley
Keys 1James Dunsmore
ViolinGeraint Tellem
Banjo/MadolinMissak Takoushian
Drums/PercussionAllan Cox
TubaAndy Grappy
Double BassRob Levy
Trumpet 1Ian Wood
Trumpet 2Mike Venn
Trombone 1Chris Traves
Trombone 2Phil Judge
Reed 1Adiran Bullers
Reed 2Steve Sadler
Reed 3Colin Skinner

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Cast as from 14th August 2000
CharacterPlayed By
Roxie HartPetra Nielsen

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Cast at at November 2000
CharacterPlayed By
Roxie HartPetra Neilsen
Velma KellyAnnette McLaughlin
Billy FlynnSacha Distel

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Ambassador Theatre, New York
? - November 2015 - ?
Director: Walter Bobbie. Choreography: Ann Reinking, in the style of Bob Fosse.
Supervising Music Director: Rob Fisher. Music Director: Leslie Stifelman.
Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty. Costume Design: William Ivey Long.
Lighting Design: Ken Billington. Sound Design: Scott Lehrer.
Orchestrations: Ralph Burns. Dance Music Arrangements: Peter Howard.
Script Adaptation: David Thompson. Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press.
Hair Design: David Brian Brown. Dance Supervisor: Gary Chryst.

"11/09/2015" (US format, 9th November 2015) programme insert cast
CharacterPlayed By
Roxie HartCharlotte Kate Fox
Velma KellyAmra-Faye Wright
Billy FlynnRyan Silverman
Amos HartRaymond Bokhour
Matron "Mama" MortonCarol Woods
Mary SunshineR. Lowe
JuneDonna Marie Asbury
Swing/Dance CaptainDavid Bushman
SwingJennifer Dunne
Sergeant FogartyAndrew Fitch
AnnieKelcy Ann Griffin
Baliff/Court ClerkAdam Jepsen
Martin HarrisonJame T. Lane
Standby Mary SunshineJ. Loffelholz
SwingSharon Moore
Fred CaselyBrian O'Brien
AaronDenny Paschall
MonaAngel Reda
Doctor/The JudgeJason Patrick Sands
Harry/The JuryMichael Scirrotto
LizDani Spieler
SwingBrian Spitulnik
HunyakTonya Wathen
Go-To-Hell KittyLara Seibert Young

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UK Tour 2016
Monday 12th - Saturday 31st December 2016, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Based on the presentation by City Center's Encores!SM.
Original New York Production Director: Walter Bobbie. Associate Director: Tânia Nardini.
Original Choreography: Ann Reinking, in the style of Bob Fosse. Re-creation of Original Choreography: Gary Chryst.
Assistant Choreographer: Dean Street. Musical Director: Léon Charles.
Supervising Music Supervisor: Garth Hall. Vocal Arrangements: Rob Fisher.
Scenic Design:John Lee Beatty. Costume Design: William Ivey Long.
Lighting Design: Ken Billington. Sound Design: Rick Clarke.
Script Adaptation: David Thompson. Orchestrations: Ralph Burns.
Dance Music Arrangements: Peter Howard.

Dec 2016/New Alex programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Go-to-Hell KittyEmily Warner
Velma KellySophie Carmen-Jones
Roxie HartHayley Tamaddon
Fred Casely/McVickers
Understudy Billy Flynn (2nd)
Francis Foreman
Sergeant Fogarty
Understudy Amos Hart (2nd)
Waylon Jacobs
Amos HartNeil Ditt
Liz
Understudy Roxie Hart (1st)
Lindsey Tierney
Annie
Understudy Mama Morton (1st)
Ellie Mitchell
June
Understudy Mama Morton (2nd)
Nicola Coates
Hunyak
Understudy Velma Kelly (2nd)
Frances Dee
MonaChelsea Labadini
Matron 'Mama' MortonMica Paris
Billy FlynnJohn Partridge
Mary SunshineA D Richardson/td>
Doctor/The Jury/Bailiff
Understudy Amos Hart (1st)
Dann Kharsa
Aaron
Understudy Mary Sunshine (1st)
Justin-Lee Jones
The Judge
Understudy Billy Flynn
Kerry Spark
Martin Harrison
Understudy Mary Sunshine (2nd)
Peter Nash
ClerkAdam Denman
SwingDaniele Arbisi
Swing
Understudy Roxie Hart (2nd), Velma Kelly (1st)
Helen Siveter
Orchestra
Musical DirectorLéon Charles
Assistant MD/Piano/AccDaniel Griffin
DrumsBill Hayton
BanjoFin Barnes
Tuba/BassJon Rees
Trumpet 1Alan Hase
Trumpet 2Kevin Wedrychowski
TromboneMatthew Parry
Reed 1Andrew Dickinson
Reed 2Paul Fawcus
Reed 3Rhodri Taylor

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