Marroquin, who made her Broadway debut in Chicago, will replace frequent Roxie Hart Charlotte d'Amboise beginning Dec. 15. Marroquin will come to the Broadway company directly from the tour of the Kander and Ebb musical, which will then be on hiatus. Marroquin joins a cast that includes Reva Rice as Velma Kelly; both Rice and Marroquin will depart the Broadway production after the Dec. 28 performance. They will then rejoin the tour for its opening in San Diego, CA.
The Chicago tour is set to play San Diego's Civic Center, Dec. 30, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004. It will then move on to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles from Jan. 7-Jan. 18, 2004. Film star Patrick Swayze will play slick lawyer Billy Flynn at those two venues.
Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Bianca Marroquin began her career in Mexico City in the ensemble of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. For her portrayal of Roxie Hart in the Mexico City mounting, Marroquin received five awards from the Mexican Critics Association including New Revelation and Best Actress. Her other theatrical credits include Rent and The Phantom of the Opera. Marroquin also played Roxie on Broadway last summer.
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. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.