Lana Gordon returns to the long-running Broadway production of Chicago in the role of Velma Kelly beginning July 24. This will mark the actor’s third time taking on the role in the revival at the Ambassador Theatre.
Gordon first played Velma last August, before returning to the production for a limited engagement this spring (February 27–May 14). She has also appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, and originated the title role in the new musical Carmen Cubana, which toured throughout Europe in 2007.
Chicago currently stars Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Tony nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Gordon assumes the role of Velma from fellow long-running Chicago player Amra-Faye Wright.
With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony winner Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
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