Woods to Return to Broadway's Chicago in June

News   Woods to Return to Broadway's Chicago in June Carol Woods, a frequent presence in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, will return to the Kander and Ebb musical at the Ambassador Theatre next month.
Carol Woods
Carol Woods

Woods will again play Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony-winning musical beginning June 2. Woods will succeed Kecia Lewis-Evans, who plays her final performance June 1 before joining the Broadway-bound cast of Shrek the Musical.

June 2 will also mark the return of Michelle DeJean to the role of Roxie Hart.

Carol Woods' numerous theatrical credits include The Full Monty, Chicago, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Steppin' Out, The Goodbye Girl, Grind, Big River and the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies. Woods' London credits include Blues in the Night, for which she received an Olivier Award nomination, and the National Theatre's production of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The singer-actress was also seen in Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe."

Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Nancy Lemenager as Velma Kelly, Jeff McCarthy as Billy Flynn and Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart.

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.

For more information visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com.