Following a long-running regional tour in the U.K., the musical opened at the Cambridge on July 19, 2005, after being delayed by July 6 London terrorist attacks. The move to the Aldwych, which is booking until July 22, will see the show celebrate its first anniversary in the West End. At the same time as the Aldwych run, a second production of the compilation musical will embark on a 33-date U.K. national tour, starting March 20.
The move to the Cambridge is part of a shuffling of West End shows to make way for the revival of Evita, which starts previews at the Adelphi on June 2, with an official opening night on June 21. On April 28Chicago moves from the Adelphi to the Cambridge, which hosted London’s first production of the musical on April 10, 1979. The current West End production of Chicago opened at the Adelphi on Nov. 18, 1997.
Directed by Keith Strachan, Dancing in the Streets gives some stage time to the story of Mowtown but is largely a re-creation of the Tamla Mowtown Revue Tour of 1965 that featured such illustrious acts as Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye.