Destiny's Child Star Michelle Williams Extends Run in London Chicago

News   Destiny's Child Star Michelle Williams Extends Run in London Chicago Michelle Williams has extended her engagement in the West End production of Chicago and will now appear in the show for a further three weeks, through Sept. 12.
Michelle Williams will star as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.
Michelle Williams will star as Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

The singing star, who rose to fame as one third of Destiny's Child (along with Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland), the top-selling female group of all time, made her West End debut in the Kander and Ebb revival July 13, and was originally booked to appear in the show to Aug. 22.

She is newly joined by Ian Kelsey and Tiffany Graves, respectively returning to the roles of Billy Flynn and Velma Kelly that they have previously performed in the show, on Aug. 24. David Ganly and Di Botcher continue in their starring roles as Amos Hart and Mama Morton, respectively.

Williams has previously appeared onstage in the title role of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida on Broadway and in the national tour of The Color Purple in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, playing the role of blues singer Shug Avery. She released her solo debut album in 2002, "Heart to Yours," which charted as the best-selling gospel album of that year and spawned the single "Heard a Word." She also released "Do You Know" in 2004 and "Unexpected” in 2008. In 2004 she also reunited with Knowles and Rowland to make a fourth Destiny's Child studio album, "Destiny Fulfilled," that was followed by a world tour, after which they officially disbanded. On TV, Williams has appeared in "Half & Half," and on the reality TV show "Celebrity Duets."

Chicago is currently booking to Oct. 30, 2010. To book tickets, call the box office at 0844 412 4652 or visit www.chicagothemusical.co.uk.

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