Ruthie Henshall Returns to Broadway's Chicago April 26; White Also Joins Cast

News   Ruthie Henshall Returns to Broadway's Chicago April 26; White Also Joins Cast Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall, who created the role of Roxie Hart in the original cast of the London revival of Chicago, repeats her work for New York audiences beginning April 26.

Ruthie Henshall will star in Marguerite.
Ruthie Henshall will star in Marguerite. Photo by Ben Strothmann

Henshall was previously seen in the long-running revival of the Kander and Ebb musical at the Ambassador Theatre in the role of Velma Kelly. The acclaimed singing actress is scheduled to play the role of the merry murderess through June 13.

April 26 also marks the first performance of Broadway veteran Terri White (Finian's Rainbow), who joins the cast in the role of Matron "Mama" Morton.

Ruthie Henshall was last seen in the West End in the title role of the Michel Legrand/Boublil and Schonberg musical Marguerite at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Other West End credits include the original London casts of the import of Broadway's Crazy for You (Prince Edward Theatre, 1993), She Loves Me (Savoy Theatre, 1994, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical) and Chicago (playing Roxie Hart at the Adelphi, 1997). She also starred in the British premiere of Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury Theatre, 2001) and took over leading roles in Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Oliver! and The Woman in White. Henshall has been seen on Broadway in Miss Saigon, Chicago (playing Velma Kelly) and Putting It Together.

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 219 West 49th Street. Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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