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Hall, who portrays the uptight gay brother on the acclaimed HBO series "Six Feet Under," will star as Billy Flynn in Kander and Ebb's Chicago, which is currently in its sixth year on The Great White Way. A week later, Hall will be joined by his new wife, actress Amy Spanger, who starred as Bianca in the Tony-winning revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Spanger will be the newest Roxie Hart — a role she played in the musical's national tour — beginning Aug. 6. She is heard on the cast album of tick, tick...BOOM! Hall is expected to stay with the Broadway production through mid-September, when he will return to California to begin shooting the new season of "Six Feet Under," the hour-long Sunday drama about a dysfunctional family that runs a funeral parlor. Hall was last on Broadway in another revival, when he replaced Alan Cumming as the Emcee in Cabaret. His other New York theatre credits include Macbeth, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens, The English Teachers and Corpus Christi.
Mexico City's Bianca Marroquin stars as Roxie through July 7; Belle Calaway will return to the role on July 9. Others in the current cast include Stephanie Pope as Velma Kelly, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart (Rob Bartlett takes over the role of Amos on July 9), George Hamilton as Billy Flynn, Alix Korey as Matron Mama Morton (Roz Ryan assumes the role of Mama Morton on July 30) and R. Bean as Mary Sunshine.
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.