Monday, April 16, 2018
Chicago / Dad's Red Letter Day / And All That Jazz @ChicagoOnStage @Phoenix_LDN @JfeenaB @AlanBRichardson @CubaGoodingJr Review ->
The show was great. The Bob Fosse production was brilliantly executed by the muscled dancers and the band was sensational.
Stand out songs were:-
All That Jazz
Cell Block Tango
When You're Good To Momma
We Both Reached For The Gun
Cuba Gooding Jr. played Billy Flynn - he can act but the singing... not so much. Sarah Soetaert was a wow as Roxie Hart, Josefina Gabrielle great as Velma Kelly and Ruthie Henshall cooked up a storm belting out her Mama Morton. A special mention needs t go out to Alan Richardson who blew us away and to Paul Rider whose Mr Cellophane was great.
If you like Chicago this is a good version. We perhaps weren't quite as bowled over as when we first saw the big West End production 15 years ago but it is still a very good show. Funny too.