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Theatre Review: Chicago (UK Tour)

19 October 2016 9:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Chicago review: Come and see how the prettiest women ever charged with murder get free for an evening of fabulous entertainment.

Chicago review by Katey Thompson.

This is an evening full of music, dancing and singing.  Chicago is based true events that happened in Chicago in the 1920’s and is based on the play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins. It is about two vaudeville acts who are being tried for murder, with lyrics and music by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Roxie Hart is brilliantly performed by Hayley Tamaddon (of Emmerdale and Coronation Street fame) a night club singer who shoots her lover whilst declaring undying love for her husband Amos. Neil Ditt portrays this non-descript man with excellent pathos and humour, especially when he performs the classic Mister Cellophane. Velma Kelly, a double murderess is depicted brilliantly by Sophie Carmen-Jones. Whilst in prison Roxie steals Velma Kelly’s place »

- Katey Thompson

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Disney Channel’s Veronica Dunne Set For Broadway Debut As Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’

21 September 2016 8:54 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: She plays Marisa on Disney Channel's K.C. Undercover, and now Veronica Dunne will make her Broadway debut as femme fatale Roxie Hart in the record-breaking revival of Chicago for six weeks beginning October 17 at the Ambassador Theatre. Dunne recently wrapped production on Lionsgate’s The Ninth Passenger with Jesse Metcalfe. In the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, she’ll replace Dylis Croman; the show also stars Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as… »

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Interview: Brown Paper Box Co. Presents ‘Mary’z with a Z’ on May 5 & 6, 2016

5 May 2016 11:43 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – In 1972, an historic television special took place, featuring the top talents at the time at the top of their game. “Liza with a ‘Z’” featured Liza Minnelli, fresh from her Academy Award winning performance in the film “Cabaret.” The Brown Paper Box Co. will present “Mary’z with a Z,” at Mary’s Attic on May 5th and 6th, 2016, and will perform the songs from this TV special, in order and in (appropriately) cabaret style, with contributions from their ensemble and some of the biggest song talents in storefront theater in Chicago.

Liza Minnelli had some of the greatest 1972 talent for her TV special, including “Cabaret” director Bob Fosse helming the TV show and inventing the choreography, with songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb (the “Cabaret” composer team), and orchestration by the late icon Marvin Hamlisch. It was a dream team before the word was invented, with both »

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