The actress has also extended her contract with the Broadway production of Chicago. Originally scheduled to play merry murderess Roxie Hart through March 26, Givens will now stay with the New York cast through April 16.
Chicago currently features Michelle DeJean as Roxie Hart (DeJean will rejoin the show's touring company March 7), Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Lillias White as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Robin Givens, who is making her Broadway debut in Chicago, has been seen on television in "The Bill Cosby Show," "Moesha," "Diff'rent Strokes," "In the House," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Cosby," "DAG" and "Head of the Class." She appeared in the TV movies "Beverly Hills Madam," "Michael Jordan: An American Hero," "Spinning Out of Control" and "The Women of Brewster Place." Givens' film credits include "Boomerang," "Head of State," "Flip the Script," "Hollywood Wives: The New Generation," "Everything's Jake," "4-Bidden," "Love Chronicles" and "A Good Night To Die."
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.