Amy Spanger Returns to Broadway's Chicago for First of Three Limited Engagements Tonight

News   Amy Spanger Returns to Broadway's Chicago for First of Three Limited Engagements Tonight
Amy Spanger begins her first of three limited engagements in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago Oct. 6.

Amy Spanger in <i>Chicago</i>
Amy Spanger in Chicago

Spanger, who first played merry murderess Roxie Hart in 2002, once again steps into the role through Oct. 26. She will also play the role Nov. 3-16 and Dec. 1-21.

On Broadway, her credits include roles in the original casts of Elf, Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer (Drama Desk nomination) and the revival of Kiss Me, Kate; plus the Tony Award-winning productions of Urinetown and Sunset Boulevard.

The Broadway company also stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and Carmen Ruby Floyd as Matron "Mama" Morton.

The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003.

Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

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