The tour of Chicago will kick off at Bradford's Alhambra Theatre (running from March 9-21, 2009), then continue to Torquay's Princess Theatre (March 24-28), Sunderland's Empire (March 30- April 4), Liverpool Empire (April 6-11), York's Grand Opera House (April 20-25), Oxford's New Theatre (April 27-May 2), Stoke-on-Trent's Regent Theatre (May 4-9), Leicester's De Montford Hall (May 11-16), Edinburgh Playhouse (May 18-23), Southsea's King's Theatre (May 25-30) and Birmingham Hippodrome (June 1-13).
Further dates and casting announcements are to follow.
The U.K. national tour will be produced by David Ian Productions in association with Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler.
The musical, also currently running at Broadway's Ambassadors Theatre, is also currently slated to be produced in Australia, Korea, Holland and Spain.
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, it has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher. Chicago is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.