Brent Barrett Extends Chicago Engagement

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Brent Barrett, who recently returned to the Broadway company of Chicago, has extended his engagement in the Kander and Ebb musical.
Brent Barrett
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Originally scheduled to play slick lawyer Billy Flynn through Jan. 30, Barrett will now end his latest run Feb. 13. Barrett replaced Tom Wopat Jan. 4.

Chicago — featuring a score by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb — currently stars Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Anne L. Nathan as Matron Mama Morton, Ray Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Carol Woods begins a three-week run as Mama Morton Jan. 31.

Brent Barrett received an Olivier Award nomination for his role in the London company of Kiss Me, Kate, and his other theatrical credits include the Broadway productions of Annie Get Your Gun and Candide. Barrett received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for his work in the L.A. production of Chicago and has been seen Off Broadway in Closer Than Ever, March of the Falsettos, The Death of Von Richtofen, The Time of the Cuckoo and Portrait of Jenny. His television and film appearances include "Hercules," "Longtime Companion," "All My Children," "Another World" and "Guiding Light."

Chicago won the Tony 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 215 West 49th Street.

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