Charlotte D'Amboise and Broadway's Chicago Meet Again, Oct. 7

News   Charlotte D'Amboise and Broadway's Chicago Meet Again, Oct. 7 Charlotte D'Amboise will step back into the Broadway production of Chicago on Oct. 7, replacing Melanie Griffith, whose three-month stint as Roxie brought the long-running show a new dose of publicity.

Griffith exits the Ambassador Theatre Oct. 5. Also entering the musical on Oct. 7 is Reva Rice as Velma Kelly, replacing Deidre Goodwin. Goodwin heads to the musical, Never Gonna Dance.

D'Amboise may be the most constant presence the Kander and Ebb revival has had during its seven-year life. The Broadway production's Roxie was created by Ann Reinking, but D'Amboise kicked off the first national tour in early 1997. She also starred in the Los Angeles premiere of the revival. D'Amboise finally appeared in the Broadway staging on June 10, 1999. Return engagements began on March 23, 2000, and Sept. 17, 2002. The new stint will be her fourth in the show.

Also currently in the cast are P. J. Benjamin (Amos Hart), Camille Saviola (Matron "Mama" Morton), Brent Barrett (Billy Flynn) and D. Sabella (Mary Sunshine).

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.

Chicago plays at the Ambassador located at 215 West 49th Street. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.