Denise van Outen joins cast of Chicago in London

Denise van Outen will take over the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago in the West End.

This is the latest of many casting changes for the show, with Duncan James recently stepping into the role of Billy Flynn and Alexandra Burke to play Roxie Hart.

Van Outen will play Velma for a limited engagement at the Phoenix Theatre, reports Broadway Buzz, between September 24 and November 17. Josefina Gabrielle will occupy the role until then.

This is not the actress’ first stage role, having previously starred in Tell Me on Sunday, Legally Blonde and Rent. She was also on the judging panel for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Any Dream Will Do and I’d Do Anything.

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