Rob Bartlett returns to the role of Amos Hart in the Broadway company of Chicago Nov. 4.
Bartlett, who left the production Sept. 15, will stay with the Kander and Ebb musical through January 19, 2003. He replaces P.J. Benjamin as Amos, the part originated in this revival by Tony winner Joel Grey.
A writer/performer/song parodist on the radio program "Imus in the Morning," Rob Bartlett made his Broadway debut as author and star of the short-lived comedy More to Love. He received a Drama Desk Award for his work in Tabletop and also appeared in the City Center Encores! production of Golden Boy. Bartlett's screen credits include "Rob Bartlett's Not for Profit Television Special," which won an Emmy Award; and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, presented by Barry and Fran Weissler, plays the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street. It won the Tony 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. (Chicago moves to the Ambassador Theatre on Jan. 29, 2003.)
* Billy Zane, who played "Titanic" villain Cal Hockley in the blockbuster film, and Caroline O'Connor, who starred in the London revival of Mack and Mabel, will join the company of Kander and Ebb's Tony-winning musical Nov. 8. Zane and O'Connor will play respectively, Billy Flynn and Velma Kelly.