Olivier Winner Returns to Broadway’s Chicago October 30

Broadway News   Olivier Winner Returns to Broadway’s Chicago October 30
 
Leigh Zimmerman steps into the role of Velma Kelly.
Leigh Zimmerman in <i>Chicago</i>
Leigh Zimmerman in Chicago Jeremy Daniel
Charlotte d'Amboise, Roz Ryan and Leigh Zimmerman
Charlotte d'Amboise, Roz Ryan and Leigh Zimmerman Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Olivier Award winner and original cast member Leigh Zimmerman returns to the Broadway production of the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago beginning October 30 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Zimmerman, who won the Olivier for her performance as Sheila in the West End production of A Chorus Line, steps into the role of Velma Kelly. She joins a company that currently includes 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.

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

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.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, the revival features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

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