More Jazz: Bebe Neuwirth Extends Chicago Run

News   More Jazz: Bebe Neuwirth Extends Chicago Run Two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth has extended her run as Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago.
Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth
Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Originally scheduled to play the merry murderess through March 25, the celebrated triple threat will now stay with the New York company of the Kander and Ebb musical through April 22.

Chicago has also changed its performance schedule. Show times are now Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Tuesdays and Sundays at 7 PM with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM.

The Broadway production of Chicago also features Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Phillip Casnoff as Billy Flynn, Rob Bartlett as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Bebe Neuwirth received Tony Awards for her performances in the revivals of Sweet Charity and Chicago. Her other Broadway credits include roles in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Dancin', Damn Yankees and Fosse. Known around the world for her Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith on the NBC series "Cheers," Neuwirth has also been seen on screen in "Summer of Sam," "Celebrity," "Liberty Heights," "The Associate," "Jumanji," "Bugsy," "The Paint Job," "Getting to Know You" and "Wild Palms." Neuwirth also starred in a limited engagement of Here Lies Jenny, a musical event exploring the works of Kurt Weill at Off-Broadway's Zipper Theatre.

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.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.

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