Record-Breaking Roxie Returns to Broadway Revival of Chicago Tonight

News   Record-Breaking Roxie Returns to Broadway Revival of Chicago Tonight
 
Fresh off her run in the Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin, the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago welcomes Tony nominee Charlotte D'Amboise to the hit musical at the Ambassador Theatre Jan. 22.

Charlotte D'Amboise
Charlotte D'Amboise Photo by Jeremy Daniel

D'Amboise once again steps into the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart for 14 performances. The actress has played Roxie more than any other actress in the history of the production — more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date. D'Amboise takes over for Bianca Marroquin, who played her final performance Jan. 11. (Longtime Chicago veteran Dylis Croman starred as Roxie through Jan. 20.)

The Broadway company also stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly (through Feb. 1), John Dossett as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

In related news, on Feb. 2, Grammy Award winner Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes will join the cast as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, respectively.

Chicago has 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, musical supervision by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Leslie Stifelman.

The revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003. 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.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

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