SHOW OF THE WEEK: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL
Posted on 8 August 2011
Chicago is still one of the most popular musicals in London with hundreds of theatregoers flocking almost every day with their Chicago Tickets to the West End. It is still one of the most exciting, thrilling and loved shows in London and the facts say this loud and clear.
Chicago has been played in an impressive 25 countries worldwide since it's opening in 1996 including 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.
Worldwide, Chicago has grossed over £850 million and of that a staggering £120 million is from the London production alone since it opened in 1997. Playing over 15,000 performances worldwide, an estimated 17 million people have had the chance to see this cabaret spectacular.
The London production has also been host to many stars throughout the years including Tina Arena, Kelly Osbourne, Ashlee Simpson, Denise Van Outen, Brooke Sheilds, David Hasselhoff and John Barrowman to name a few. Chicago has been performed in English, Dutch, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian and French and there are cast recordings of Chicago in English (US & UK), German and Dutch.
The original Broadway production opened on June 3, 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 performances. Revived again in 1996, it holds the record for the longest running musical revived in Broadway and is also the fifth longest running show. As of April 2011, it has played more than 5,900 performances.
It is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery and the reviewers had the following to say about it. "As close to musical theatre heaven as you are likely to get" The News Of The World, "This great production of a magnificent show brings the old razzle-dazzle back to the West End with a vengeance" The Daily Telegraph.
Without a doubt this is one of the west end shows not to be missed. There are a number of ways to obtain tickets for the show, you can search the internet for offers and discounts or visit the theatre. There are many ticket booths located in Soho but always make sure you buy from companies registered with STAR. The Society of Ticketers and Retailers. By doing this you can be sure you are buying from legitimate sources!
Chicago theatre tickets are very popular so don’t delay and book today!