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Chicago set for West End return at Phoenix Theatre in 2018

The 1975 musical was last in the West End in 2012

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Hit American musical Chicago will return to the West End next year.

Featuring songs including "Razzle Dazzle", "We Both Reached For The Gun" and "Cell Block Tango", the West End run will be based on the UK and internationally touring production. Casting for the show is to be announced.

The show first opened on Broadway in 1975, and has been revived a number of times over the last four decades, including a 15-year Olivier Award-winning revival run from 1997 which closed in 2012. It 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.

It tells the story of a young woman, Roxie, who is incarcerated and trialled for murdering a man in her bedroom.

The musical was adapted into a six-time Academy Award-winning film in 2002, starring Renée Zellwegger, Richard Gere and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is also currently running on Broadway, where it recently celebrated its 21st birthday.

Chicago runs at the Phoenix Theatre from 26 March 2018.

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