CHICAGO, one of London’s most popular and thrilling smash hit musicals, is to transfer to London's Garrick Theatre. Here are some interesting facts about the hit musical.
The many stars that have starred in the London Company of Chicago have included Ruthie Henshall, Ute Lemper, Joel Grey, Maria Friedman, Sacha Distel, Chita Rivera, Denise Van Outen, Marti Pellow, Peter Davison, Claire Sweeney, Michael Greco, Jennifer Ellison, Jill Halfpenny, Kevin Richardson, Les Denis, Brooke Shields, Bonnie Langford, Clive Rowe, , Gaby Roslin, David Hasselhoff, John Barrowman, Ashlee Simpson, Michael French, Aoife Mulholland, Anita Dobson, Darius Danesh, Lynda CarterIan Kelsey, Tina Arena, Leigh Zimmerman, Tony Hadley, Henry Goodman, Nigel Planer and Alison Moyet
CHICAGO ON BROADWAY AND LONDON
CHICAGO has started a cross-cultural star exchange, Ute Lemper (from London to Las Vegas), Ruthie Henshall (from London to New York), Petra Nielsen (from Stockholm to London), Anna Montanaro (from Vienna to New York via London), Bianca Marroquin (from Mexico City to New York), Denise Van Outen (from London to New York), Marti Pellow (from London to Japan via New York), Caroline O'Connor (Australia to New York), Pia Douwes (Netherlands, Germany, London and New York), Kevin Richardson (New York to London), Brooke Shields (London to New York), and Amra-Faye Wright (from UK and European Tours, South Africa, London and Broadway).
CHICAGO has played worldwide since its opening in 1996 in the following countries: England, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Russia, South Africa, China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.
CHICAGO BOX OFFICE
CHICAGO has grossed over £120 million in London since it opened in 1997, and grossed over $850 million worldwide. CHICAGO has played over 15,000 performances worldwide and been seen by anestimated 17 million people around the world.
CHICAGO IN LONDON
The London Production of CHICAGO has used over 14,871 pairs of tights, 581 metres of fishnet fabric, 871 metres of black lace fabric, 2,321 litres of washing up liquid, 760 pairs of men's socks, 136,520 hairpins and 9,666 hair grips!
CHICAGO MUSICAL OST
There are cast recordings of CHICAGO in English (U.S. and U.K.), German and Dutch.
CHICAGO AROUND THE WORLD
CHICAGO has been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian and French.