Vicki Lewis is New Velma Kelly in Broadway Chicago July 20

News   Vicki Lewis is New Velma Kelly in Broadway Chicago July 20 Vicki Lewis, the daffy, vampy character actress who appeared in Broadway's Damn Yankees and on TV's "Newsradio," returns to Broadway in Chicago, July 20.

Vicki Lewis in Chicago.
Vicki Lewis in Chicago. (Photo by Photo by Carol Rosegg)

Vicki Lewis, the daffy, vampy character actress who appeared in Broadway's Damn Yankees and on TV's "Newsradio," returns to Broadway in Chicago, July 20.

Lewis will essay the role of Velma Kelly, a part she played on tour and in the Las Vegas sitdown of the smash Kander and Ebb musical about getting away with murder, tunefully.

At the Shubert Theatre in New York City, Lewis stars opposite Charlotte d'Amboise, who plays Roxie Hart. Also featured in the Tony Award-winning revival are Brent Barrett, Marcia Lewis and P.J. Benjamin.

Mamie Ducan Gibbs is the current Velma (to July 16), and on July 18-19, Donna Marie Asbury takes Velma in anticipation in Lewis' July 20 bow.

Lewis, who first came to New York notice in an American Jewish Theatre revival of I Can Get it For You Wholesale, is heard on the cast album of the Damn Yankees revival (she was sports writer Gloria Thorp) and on concert or studio recordings of Pal Joey and Girl Crazy. The score of Chicago includes "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle." Walter Bobbie directs.

For Chicago ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.