NaTasha Yvette Williams (The Color Purple, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) returns to the role of Matron “Mama” Morton July 17 in Broadway’s Tony-winning revival of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
Williams succeeds LaVon Fisher-Wilson, who played her final performance in that role July 16.
In related news, Broadway favorite and frequent Chicago star, Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, is scheduled to return to the role of Roxie July 20.
The Broadway company currently features Robyn Hurder as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, the revival is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, the musical features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
D'Amboise will bring her many talents to Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhine River cruise August 13-20, 2017, also featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is also booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3-13, 2017, also featuring Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.