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Cuba Gooding Jr to star in West End Chicago revival

Cuba Gooding Jr will make his UK stage debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago
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Cuba Gooding Jr will make his UK stage debut as Billy Flynn in Chicago when the musical returns to the West End in March.

The production marks the Oscar-winning actor’s first musical theatre role, as well as his British theatre debut.

Gooding Jr’s film credits include roles in Pearl Harbour, Selma and Jerry Maguire, for which he won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1997.

Chicago will begin performances at the Phoenix Theatre on March 26, returning to the West End after a five-year hiatus. It currently booking until June 23.

Chicago has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. It is directed by Walter Bobbie, choreographed by Anne Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.

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