Huffman, last on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in The Nance, steps into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton. She succeeds singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson, who played her final performance April 22.
April 23 also marks the return of Broadway favorite, Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway), to the role of Roxie Hart. The cast also features Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Chaz Lamar Shepherd as Billy Flynn, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Huffman won her Tony for her performance as Ulla in The Producers opposite Lane and Matthew Broderick. Her Broadway credits also include a Tony-nominated performance as Ziegfeld’s Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies, the original production of La Cage aux Folles, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, and Bob Fosse’s last original musical, Big Deal.
Chicago, featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler. The Walter Bobbie-helmed revival, choreographed by Ann Reinking, is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
D'Amboise has been a special guest performer on Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, and the Broadway on the High Seas 10: Odyssey Through the Greek Isles cruise June 24–July 1, 2019. Lineups of top Broadway stars will be announced at a later date. Call Judy Perl Worldwide for tickets at (844) 561-3625. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.
(Updated April 23, 2018)