Sieber, who once again steps into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn, succeeds Paul Alexander Nolan, who concluded his limited engagement December 11. It will be Sieber’s fifth visit to the show, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and has become the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Sieber’s Broadway credits include La Cage aux Folles with Harvey Fierstein, Shrek (Tony nomination), Spamalot (Tony nomination), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love, and Pippin. He recently concluded a stint in the drag role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical.
The Broadway company of Chicago currently features stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart (through December 27 only; Mel B starts in the role on December 28), Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
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 musical has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Ebb and Fosse.
The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 West 49th Street.
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