Caulfield, who also played the role in London, will stay with the production at the Ambassador Theatre through Dec. 2. The show's producers announced Nov. 1 that Caulfield will be succeeded in the role of the slick lawyer Dec. 3 by Broadway favorite Jeff McCarthy. McCarthy is expected to play Flynn through Jan. 13, 2008.
As of Nov. 19, the Chicago company will feature Michelle DeJean as Roxie Hart, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Vincent Pastore as Amos Hart, two-time Emmy nominee Aida Turturro as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Jeff McCarthy has been seen on Broadway in The Pirate Queen, Urinetown, Side Show, Beauty and the Beast, Smile, Zorba and Pirates of Penzance and Off-Broadway in Dream True and Sympathetic Magic. His other theatrical credits include The Opposite of Sex, Les Misérables, Three Sisters, City of Angels, Arms and the Man, Follies, The Misanthrope, Henry IV, Sunday in the Park with George and A Lie of the Mind. McCarthy's screen credits include "Law & Order," "Star Trek," "L.A. Law," "Cheers," "Designing Women," "Heat of the Night," "RoboCop II," "Eve of Destruction," "Rapid Fire" and "Cliffhanger."
Maxwell Caulfield starred on Broadway in An Inspector Calls and Once a Catholic and Off-Broadway in Tryst, My Deah, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, My Night with Reg and Salonica as well as in the touring productions of The Elephant Man and Sleuth. His film credits include "Grease 2," "The Boys Next Door" and "The Real Blonde." He is perhaps best known for his work on TV's "Dynasty" and "The Colbys."
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. Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.
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