She'll Reach for the Gun . . . Again: d'Amboise Returns to Chicago March 1

News   She'll Reach for the Gun . . . Again: d'Amboise Returns to Chicago March 1
Frequent Broadway Roxie Hart Charlotte d'Amboise returns to the New York company of Chicago March 1.
Charlotte d'Amboise
Charlotte d'Amboise

D'Amboise replaces film star Gretchen Mol in the Kander and Ebb musical. The singer-actress-dancer will play an eight-week stint in the Tony-winning revival at the Ambassador Theatre. She joins a cast that includes Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart, Debbie Gravitte as Matron "Mama" Morton, Norm Lewis as Billy Flynn and D. Sabella as Mary Sunshine.

In addition to Chicago, d'Amboise has starred on Broadway in Contact, Cats, Song and Dance, Carrie, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees and Company. She may also be the most constant presence the Kander and Ebb revival has had during its seven year life. The Broadway production's Roxie was created by Ann Reinking, but d'Amboise kicked off the first national tour in early 1997. She also starred in the Los Angeles premiere of the revival. D'Amboise finally appeared in the Broadway staging on June 10, 1999. Return engagements began on March 23, 2000; Sept. 17, 2002; Oct. 7, 2003; and Dec. 29, 2003.

Chicago 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.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 215 West 49th Street.

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