Broadway's Chicago Welcomes New Matron "Mama" Morton Tonight

News   Broadway's Chicago Welcomes New Matron "Mama" Morton Tonight
 
On Sept. 29 the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, long-running hit musical Chicago welcomes a new Matron "Mama" Morton, Carmen Ruby Floyd.

Carmen Ruby Floyd
Carmen Ruby Floyd

Floyd succeeds long-time Chicago cast member Carol Woods, who played her final performance Sept. 28 after 17 years on Broadway and on tour with the hit musical.

Chicago marks Floyd's fifth Broadway show, following roles in After Midnight, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Avenue Q and Disney's The Lion King.

The Broadway company also stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe and Mary Sunshine.

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.

Visit ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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