D'Amboise Makes Brief Holiday Return to Broadway's Chicago

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Frequent Broadway Roxie Hart Charlotte d'Amboise will return to the New York company of Chicago Dec. 29.
Charlotte d'Amboise
Charlotte d'Amboise

According to the Telecharge website, d'Amboise will play one week — Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 — in the hit musical at the Ambassador Theatre. Hart replaces Bianca Marroquin in the role of the merry murderess; Marroquin will head to Los Angeles to play the role opposite Patrick Swayze in the national tour of the Kander and Ebb musical. Film actress Gretchen Mol will succeed d'Amboise, beginning Jan. 5.

In addition to Chicago, d'Amboise has starred on Broadway in Contact, Cats, Song and Dance, Carrie, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees and Company. She may also 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, Sept. 17, 2002, and Oct. 7, 2003.

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. The Chicago company currently features Reva Rice as Velma Kelly, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Patrick Swayze as Billy Flynn, Debbie Gravitte as Matron "Mama" Morton, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart and D. Sabella as Mary Sunshine.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 215 West 49th Street. For tickets, visit Click here.

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