Following a successful U.K. and international tour, the Tony-winning revival of Chicago—now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history—will transfer to London in 2018.
Performances will begin at the Phoenix Theatre (currently home to The Exorcist) in the West End March 26, 2018. Tickets go on sale December 20.
Producer Barry Weissler said in a statement, “This year we celebrated the production's 21st anniversary and had our most successful year to date. Chicago is as relevant and timely as the day we opened. After spending the last several years touring throughout the U.K., it feels like we never really left, but we are thrilled to bring the ’Razzle Dazzle’ back to the West End.”
Casting will be announced at a later date.
The original London revival of Chicago, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre in November 1997, ran 15 years (at the Adelphi, Cambridge, and Garrick theatres), making it the West End's longest-running revival. The production won the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for Best Musical.
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb. The 1996 Broadway revival was choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Fosse, directed by Walter Bobbie, and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.
For more information, visit ChicagoWestEnd.com.