Musical Cast: Barton in Chicago, Charity TransferDate: 9 April 2010
Former EastEnders star Emma Barton will takeover from Ruthie Henshall in the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre from 26 April 2010.
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the Menier Chocolate Factory's acclaimed revival of Sweet Charity, which opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 4 May 2010 (previews from 23 April).
Tamzin Outhwaite and Mark Umbers will be joined by fellow original cast members Josefina Gabrielle, Tiffany Graves and Paul J Medford as well as Jack Edwards, Ebony Molina, Rachael Archer, Richard Jones, Gemma Maclean, Zak Nemorin, Richard Roe, Annalisa Rossi and Jez Unwin.
They are joined by new cast members Kenneth Avery-Clark, Matthew Barrow, Joanna Goodwin, Alexis Owen Hobbs and Laura Scott.
Sweet Charity, which has music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and a book by Neil Simon, takes a look at the seedy underbelly of 1960s New York. The gullible, enchanting heroine Charity Hope Valentine (Outhwaite) dances, laughs and cries her way through a series of whirlwind romances to show-stopping numbers including “Rhythm of Life”, “If My Friends Could See Me Now” and “Hey Big Spender”.
Matthew White’s production is initially booking at the Haymarket until 8 January 2011. It first opened at the Menier in Southwark in December last year.