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Friday, July 13, 2012
Smash-hit West End musical Chicago is to close after nearly 15 years, it has been announced.
The curtain will come down on the show on September 1.
Numerous star names including Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley and David Hasselhoff have appeared in the musical over the years.
It holds the record as the West End’s longest-running revival.
Barry Weissler, who has produced the show along with his wife Fran in New York, London and other locations around the world, said: “Bringing Chicago to the West End was a pivotal moment in Fran’s and my career.
“Running 15 years has been a dream come true. We may be taking our parting shots for now, but the Razzle Dazzle will never fade.”
Composer John Kander said: “The fact that the London audience has embraced our show for 15 years fills me with gratitude and pride.”
Chicago originally opened at the Adelphi Theatre, later transferring to the Cambridge Theatre and then moving to its present home at the Garrick Theatre last year.
It has taken more than £120 million at the box office in London.