Veteran theatre actress-singer Roz Ryan returns to the Broadway company of Chicago July 30. Ryan will portray Mama Morton in the Tony-winning production, a role created the role for this revival by Marcia Lewis, who earned a Tony nomination for her work. Alix Korey currently plays the jailhouse matron; Ryan will assume the role on July 30 and is scheduled to stay with the production through Oct. 27.
Roz Ryan was most recently on Broadway in the short-lived revival of One Mo' Time. Her other Broadway credits include Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin' and A Christmas Carol, and she also appeared in the national tours of Annie, South Pacific and Blues in the Night. Ryan's TV credits include "Mrs. Dixon," "Good News," "Amen" and "Danny," and she has been seen on the big screen in "Went to Coney Island," "Cotton Club" and "Dark Indigo."
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.