Joel Grey apparently can't get enough of his role as Amos in the hit revival of Chicago. Grey will return to the Chicago version of the show, at the Windy City's Shubert Theatre, Nov. 27, 1998 to Jan. 3, 1999, according to Grey rep Judy Katz. This is not the first time Grey has reprised his part. After leaving the Broadway production, the actor return to the production for four weeks, beginning July 2, 1998. He then stepped into the London production, starting his stint at the Adelphi Theatre Aug. 17 and staying until Nov. 7.
The London production was nominated for seven Olivier Awards, the most of any London show. Chicago, which won the 1997 Tony Award as Best Revival of a Musical, began its London engagement Oct. 28, 1997. Walter Bobbie, who won a Tony Award for his direction of the Broadway revival, also directed the London production.
On Broadway, the smash $3 million revival of the Kander and Ebb musical has been a hot ticket since opening Nov. 14, 1996. The production, choreographed by Ann Reinking ("in the style of Bob Fosse"), originated as a four-performance concert staging in May at City Center's "Encores!" series devoted to rarely-heard musical scores.