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Chicago – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Writer: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Musical Director: Ben Atkinson Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Sue Collier   First produced in 1975, Chicago(based on a 1926 play of the same name) is a musical about two really quite unpleasant women. They are each rightly on trial for murder, but with the help ...

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Chicago the Musical – Opera House, Manchester

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Lyrics: Fred Ebb Music: John Kander Book: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Choreography: Ann Reinking, Gary Chryst Reviewer: Peter Jacobs   The 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago – which opened in the West End in 1997 – has proved to have longer legs than the original 1975 production. Maybe its narrative of empty celebrity and fame for fame’s sake plays more ...

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Chicago – Milton Keynes Theatre

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Tania Nardini Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Directed by Tania Nardini, the show, set in 1920s jazz-filled Chicago, is more of a slow burner than the sizzling sexy show that is expected but still has a charm. Chicago tells the story of how Roxie Hart gets swept ...

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Chicago – Orchard Theatre, Dartford

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Book by: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by: John Kander Lyrics by: Fred Ebb Associate Director: Tania Nardini Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Dan English There is a scheming feeling on the cell block as Chicago comes to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre as part of its UK tour. Directed by Tania Nardini, the show set in 1920s Chicago is more of ...

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Chicago – New Theatre, Oxford

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Lyrics: Fred Ebb Music: John Kander Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   Chicago. The late 1920s. A city overrun with waist-coated gangsters, sleazy lawyers, and dolled-up dancing girls in short, sparkling dresses. A city in which every guy speaks out of the corner of his mouth and all the women blow seductive kisses ...

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INTERVIEW: Alexandra Da Silva

  The World Goes Round – The Songs of Kander &Ebb transfers to the St James Theatre andThe Reviews Hub‘s John Roberts caught up with Alexandra Da Silva just before the start of rehearsals Where did your love of musical theatre come from? Everyone has that special showor moment that happens to them at some point in their life, whether ...

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The World Goes Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb – The Pheasantry, London

Writers: Devised by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Reviewer: Scott Matthewman When asked to think of musicals by John Kander and Fred Ebb, most people will immediately think of their two most perennial successes, Chicago and Cabaret. The latter may inspire some to also think of their collaborations with Liza Minnelli, for ...

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The Scottsboro Boys – Garrick Theatre, London

Book : David Thompson Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director and Choreographer: Susan Stroman Reviewer: Chris Rogers   Rosa Parks sits on a bus, famously refusing the bus driver’s insistence to go to the coloured section at the back. This is the last scene the audience is left with before a projection tells us that the remaining ...

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