Charlotte d'Amboise moves from Contact to Chicago in September. The much-in-demand singer-dancer-actress who starred in the just-closed Broadway company of Contact — her final performance was aired live on PBS on Sept. 1 — will return to the New York cast of Chicago on Sept. 17. D'Amboise will portray merry murderess Roxie Hart through Oct. 27. The actress received the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, the L.A. Ovation Award and the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for her work as Roxie in the musical's national tour. D'Amboise will take over the role from Kiss Me Kate's Amy Spanger whose last performance is scheduled for Sept. 10. Belle Calaway will play Roxie in the interim.
In addition to Contact and Chicago, d'Amboise has starred on Broadway in Cats, Song and Dance, Carrie, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees and Company. She will also star with husband Terrence Mann in the Carolina Arts Festival's mounting of Anne Nelson's The Guys on Sept. 11 and 12.
Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, presented by Barry and Fran Weissler, plays the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street. It 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. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.