A 2021 UK tour of the multi award-winning musical CHICAGO is planned for next year.
The show is set to open at the Birmingham Alexandra Theatre on 12 March 2021 with dates planned so far through to November 2021.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes the show-stopping songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango”, and “All That Jazz”. Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, CHICAGO is the longest running American musical in Broadway and West End history.
Since it opened in New York in 1996, CHICAGO has played in 36 countries worldwide, and been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French, Danish, Japanese and Korean. Worldwide it has been seen by an estimated 33 million people, grossed over $1.7 billion has played over 32,500 performances.
CHICAGO, which is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1996 Broadway revival of CHICAGO was choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse, directed by Walter Bobbie, and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.
FRIDAY 12 – SATURDAY 20 MARCH 2021 BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
MONDAY 22 – SATURDAY 27 MARCH 2021 SUNDERLAND EMPIRE THEATRE
MONDAY 29 MARCH – SATURDAY 3 APRIL 2021 LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
TUESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 10 APRIL 2021 WOKING NEW VICTORIA THEATRE
MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 APRIL 2021 MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
MONDAY 19 – SATURDAY 24 APRIL 2021 EASTBOURNE CONGRESS THEATRE
TUESDAY 27 APRIL – SATURDAY 1 MAY 2021 HAWTH THEATRE CRAWLEY
MONDAY 3 – SATURDAY 8 MAY 2021 TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE
MONDAY 10 – SATURDAY 15 MAY 2021 WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
MONDAY 17 – SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021 MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
MONDAY 24 – SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021 EDEN COURT INVERNESS
MONDAY 31 MAY – SATURDAY 5 JUNE 2021 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
MONDAY 28 JUNE – SATURDAY 3 JULY 2021 STOKE REGENT THEATRE
MONDAY 5 – SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021 IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
MONDAY 12 – SATURDAY 17 JULY 2021 BRISTOL HIPPODROME
MONDAY 9 – SATURDAY 14 AUGUST 2021 PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER 2021 NORTHAMPTON DERNGATE THEATRE
MONDAY 8 – SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2021 HULL NEW THEATRE
TUESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2021 MAYFLOWER THEATRE SOUTHAMPTON