Bebe Neuwirth to Chat About Chicago Return Dec. 23

News   Bebe Neuwirth to Chat About Chicago Return Dec. 23 Bebe Neuwirth, who is set to return to the Broadway company of Chicago Dec. 31, will appear on "Weekend Today in New York" Dec. 23.
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Bebe!
The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Bebe! Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Neuwirth will chat about her return to the Tony-winning revival, where she will be seen as Roxie Hart. Neuwirth, of course, created the role of the other merry murderess in this revival, Velma Kelly. "Weekend Today in New York" airs in the metropolitan area on WNBC Channel 4. Neuwirth's interview is scheduled for 9 AM ET.

Bebe Neuwirth received Tony Awards for her performances in the revivals of Sweet Charity and Chicago. Her other Broadway credits include roles in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Dancin', Damn Yankees and Fosse. Known around the world for her Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith on the NBC series "Cheers," Neuwirth has also been seen on screen in "Summer of Sam," "Celebrity," "Liberty Heights," "The Associate," "Jumanji," "Bugsy," "The Paint Job," "Getting to Know You" and "Wild Palms." Neuwirth also starred in a limited engagement of Here Lies Jenny, a musical event exploring the works of Kurt Weill at Off-Broadway's Zipper Theatre.

Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors 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.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.

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