London Chicago to Celebrate First Decade with Lemper, Henshall, Ruffelle and More

News   London Chicago to Celebrate First Decade with Lemper, Henshall, Ruffelle and More The London production of Chicago will celebrate a "decade of decadence in the West End" with a special gala performance at the Cambridge Theatre Dec. 5.
Ute Lemper in the original London production of Chicago.
Ute Lemper in the original London production of Chicago. Photo by Catherine Ashmore

The evening, which will benefit the Breast Cancer Haven and the Breast Health Institute, will begin at 6:30 PM and will be followed by a black-tie reception. Original London cast members Ute Lemper, Ruthie Henshall and Henry Goodman will be part of the performance; they will be joined onstage by Brenda Edwards, Jennifer Ellison, Kelly Osbourne, Gaby Roslin, Frances Ruffelle, Claire Sweeney and Nigel Planer.

The West End production of Chicago opened at the Adelphi Theatre Nov. 18, 1997. It transferred to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006.

Chicago, which is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The production was choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Fosse; Walter Bobbie directed. In fact, the West End production was staged by the entire creative team of the Tony-winning Broadway revival, which continues to play New York's Ambassador Theatre.

Chicago is produced in London by Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.

For details of sponsorship packages and ticket prices for the gala performance, contact Linda Marley at lm@breastcancerhaven.org.uk or call 020 7384 0049. For individual tickets visit www.chicagothemusical.co.uk.

Ruthie Henshall in the original London production of <i>Chicago</i>.
Ruthie Henshall in the original London production of Chicago. Photo by Catherine Ashmore
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