Alix Korey will bring her brassy, big voice to the big house March 4, when she joins the Broadway company of Chicago as Matron Mama Morton.
Her most recent Broadway role was as an opinionated matinee lady in 45 Seconds From Broadway, and she won acclaim for the York Theatre Company staging of Suburb and Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (singing the bawdy "An Old Fashioned Love Story," which has become something of a signature). Korey takes over for Michelle Pawk in Chicago.
Korey, who teaches at the CAP21 musical theatre conservatory, received a Drama Desk nomination for The Wild Party, an Outer Critics Circle nomination for No Way To Treat a Lady, a Drama League Award for Suburb, and has recorded solo albums ("Gifts of Love," "Songs You Might Have Missed").
Her Chicago company includes Roxane Carrasco as Velma Kelly, Belle Calaway as Roxie Hart, Lou Gossett, Jr. as Billy Flynn, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart and R. Bean as Mary Sunshine.
The smash Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago continues at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street. For ticket information call (212) 239-6200.