A spokesperson for the musical confirmed that Bokhour will succeed Ron Orbach as put-upon husband Amos Hart in the Broadway company of the Tony-winning revival. The actor will begin performances April 28 at the Ambassador Theatre; Orbach plays his final performance April 27.
Chicago currently features Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly and Ron Orbach as Amos Hart. Kecia Lewis-Evans and Jeff McCarthy join the cast March 18 in the roles of, respectively, Matron "Mama" Morton and Billy Flynn.
Ray Bokhour made his Broadway debut in Chicago as Amos, a role he also played in the tour of the Kander and Ebb musical. His other theatrical credits include Rameau's Nephew, King Lear, Road to Nirvana, Moliere's Shorts, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing and The Lesson. On screen Bokhour has been seen in "Man on the Moon," "Hitman's Journal," "Personals," "Ali," Changing Lanes," "I'm With Lucy," "Ed," "The Job," "Third Watch" and "The Indiana Jones Chronicles."
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. For more information, visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com.