Here’s the latest update on tickets for Chicago The Musical with Lucy as Velma Kelly. The show has been extended till 30 November and there might be a possibility it will be extended again. Judging from the ticket sales, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did extend it.
If you haven’t bought a ticket, can I suggest you do so and quick! Check out the screencap for the ticket sales below. You can purchase tickets from here
For more on Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (Auckland) subsite
The Official Auckland Theatre Company has updated their site with actor profiles and synopsis of the show.
Lucy Lawless - Amanda Billing - Shane Cortese
1920's Chicago. Cook County jail is home to a merry band of murderesses who have all killed their husbands or lovers. There's nothing money can't buy in this place. Inmates Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly do a deal with smooth-talking, manipulative lawyer Billy Flynn to keep them from Death Row, while he promises to make them stars.
One of the most famous musicals of all time, Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our heart. A dark parable of American justice, it is jurisprudence-as-showbusiness and trial-by-publicity.
With show-stopping numbers such as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle", "When You're Good to Momma" and "Class", Chicago is a sexy musical extravaganza and an unmissable tribute to the very heart and soul of theatre.
ATC's version of Chicago transforms the whole Q Theatre auditorium into the Cook County jailhouse.
"The longest-running American musical ever to play the West End, Chicago has garnered a stash of glitzy awards in many revivals worldwide. Michael Hurst's version of this razor-sharp, knockout show about bad girls behaving badly is guaranteed to have all the in-yer-face intimacy of his ATC tent-Cabaret in 2010." - Colin
Recommended for Mature Audiences. Contains: Adult themes, violence, sexual references, drug use and content that may offend.
Lucy Lawless can currently be seen as "Diane," the girlfriend of Nick Offerman's "Ron Swanson," on the critically acclaimed comedy Parks and Recreation. Lawless did five episodes of the show last season, and is expected to return in the fall. She was also just seen in Academy Award winning director Jane Campion's miniseries Top of the Lake.
Before joining the hit NBC comedy, Lucy spent three years working in her homeland New Zealand on the STARZ series Spartacus. Lawless' portrayal of the complex and often wicked "Lucretia" delighted critics and fans alike. The show broke all records for STARZ and turned the network into a top destination for original programming.
Lawless, a New Zealander, rose to international fame through her groundbreaking performance as the title character in Xena: Warrior Princess, the cult hit series also executive produced by Spartacus producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. She solidified her "fan-boy cred" when she joined the critically acclaimed SyFy Channel series Battlestar Galactica as "D'Anna/Number Three."
In addition to these roles, Lucy has continued to demonstrate her versatility with a wide range of television work....both comedy and drama...in such notable projects as Flight of the Conchords, Curb Your Enthusiasm,The L Word, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice, and The X-Files.
In film, she played "Aspen" in Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories, "Mother Superior" in the cult favorite Bitch Slap, a dominatrix in EuroTrip, and had cameos in Raimi's Spider Man, and Tapert's Boogeyman.
Lawless is a member of the board of the Starship Foundation, the fundraising body for the Starship Children's Hospital in her hometown Auckland. She was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004.
Velma Kelly - Lucy Lawless
Roxie Hart - Amanda Billing
Amos - Andrew Grainger
Billy Flynn - Shane Cortese
Mama Morton - Colleen Davis
Narrator/Little Mary Sunshine - Sandra Rasmussen
Chorus - Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Lavinia Uhila
Director - Michael Hurst
Musical Director - John Gibson
Set Designer - John Harding
Costume Designer - Lesley Burkes-Harding
Lighting Design - Sean Lynch
Stage Manager - Chelsea Adams
Set Construction - 2construct