Christopher Sieber returns to Chicago

Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber has returned to Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in the role of "Billy Flynn" beginning tonight, Monday, December 12 at the Ambassador Theatre. He replaces Paul Alexander Nolan who played his final performance in the role on December 11.

Christopher Sieber has appeared in Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Chicago, Monty Python's Spamalot (Tony nomination), Shrek The Musical (Tony nomination), Pippin and, most recently, Matilda The Musical. His TV credits include "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City," "It's All Relative," "Ed," "Elementary," "The Good Wife" and "Law & Order: SVU."

The principal Broadway cast currently includes Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart (through December 27 only; Mel B starts in the role on December 28), Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Chicago features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb. This revival production is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking.

Synopsis: "Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public." The show features such showtune classics as 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane.'

The creative team features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

The show is currently booking through to 2 July 2017.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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