Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Return of Raymond Bokhour Feb. 24

News   Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Return of Raymond Bokhour Feb. 24
 
The Broadway revival of Chicago welcomes back a familiar face Feb. 24 at the Ambassador Theatre: Raymond Bokhour returns as Roxie's all-but-invisible husband, Amos Hart.

Raymond Bokhour
Raymond Bokhour Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Bokhour made his Broadway debut as Amos in 2001. He now succeeds Robert Creighton, who concluded his run as Amos Hart Feb. 22.

As previously reported, on Feb. 28 Roz Ryan returns as Cook County's tough-as-nails prison warden, Matron "Mama" Morton.  Ryan, best known for her role as Amelia Hetebrink in the NBC series "Amen," has been a longtime Chicago fixture, having played "Mama" on Broadway and on numerous national and international tours since the late '90s. (LaVon Fisher-Wilson concludes her run as Matron "Mama" Morton Feb. 27.)

The current Broadway cast also features Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly and Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn.  Supermodel Christie Brinkley is set to make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart beginning April 4.

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 West 49th Street. Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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