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Chicago – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Adaptor: David Thompson Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Chris Williams Chicago is the musical that proves the old idiom “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. This tale of crime, punishment and fame has now been delighting audiences for decades. Kander and Ebb’s musical is a tale ...

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Chicago – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Adaptor: David Thompson Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Hannah Stamp With a dimly lit stage, a cloud of smoke smothering the spotlight and a seductive array of black clinging costumes, Chicago sizzles like the stage of an underground burlesque club. With just enough humour to offset ...

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Chicago – Bristol Hippodrome

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer:Naomi Stevens 1920s Chicago. Murder. Fame. The days when Chicago was a mix of prohibition era criminality and the excitement of Jazz. The story is based around both – a prison full of murderesses whose crimes were mostly committed under the influence of illegal alcohol and easy access to ...

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Chicago – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Gareth Davies Little excites the popular press as much as a criminal trial with a celebrity defendant, and Kander and Ebb's musical satire on the interplay between crime and punishment, and fame and fortune remains an almost flawless theatrical package, with both wit and insightful analysis of the ...

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STAGE SHOT: Chicago 2016 UK Tour

Chicago the Musical Logo

“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts“ Kander and Ebb's sizzling and sexually filled musical is hitting the road again, touring venues up and down the UK over the next few months. The production is filled with well known names including: John Partridge (Billy Flynn), Sam Bailey (Mama Morton) and ...

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NEWS: Bailey, Tamaddon and Partridge to headline Chicago 2016 tour

X-Factor live finalist Sam Bailey will once again take control of a prison as she steps into the rôle of Mamma Morton in a newly announced UK tour of hit Kander and Ebb musical Chicago in 2016. Bailey will be joined by musical theatre star John Partridge as the suave lawyer Billy Flynn, while Dancing on Ice series five winner ...

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CD REVIEW: The Visit _ Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Conductor: David Loud Reviewer: Jackson Cooper Some of the greatest accomplishments of music were written later in a composer’s career: Verdi’s Falstaff, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” Symphony, Mozart Requiem, etc. Perhaps time and maturity gives composers enough momentum to keep writing into their later years…and over a long period of time. Future theatre textbooks will look ...

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