Tony Winner Lillias White Extends Chicago Run

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Tony Award winner Lillias White, who is currently playing Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, has extended her run in that Kander and Ebb musical.
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White joined the Broadway company of Chicago Jan. 31 and was scheduled to stay with the production through April 23. The acclaimed performer has now extended her run through Sept. 10.

Chicago currently features Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Obba Babatunde as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Lillias White, who starred in the award-winning revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, garnered a Tony Award for her work in Cy Coleman's The Life. She also starred on Broadway in Barnum and Once on This Island and as Effie in the revival of Dreamgirls. She has also appeared in the Actors' Fund of America's benefit concerts of Dreamgirls, Funny Girl and Hair and was part of the cast of the City Center Encores! production of Purlie.

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 215 West 49th Street.

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