By Andrew Gans
28 Jan 2004
A spokesperson for the musical confirmed that d’Amboise will again play merry murderess Roxie Hart beginning March 1. The singer-actress-dancer will play an eight-week stint; she will replace film star Gretchen Mol in the Kander and Ebb musical.
In addition to Chicago, d'Amboise has starred on Broadway in Contact, Cats, Song and Dance, Carrie, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees and Company. She may also be the most constant presence the Kander and Ebb revival has had during its seven year life. The Broadway production's Roxie was created by Ann Reinking, but d'Amboise kicked off the first national tour in early 1997. She also starred in the Los Angeles premiere of the revival. D'Amboise finally appeared in the Broadway staging on June 10, 1999. Return engagements began on March 23, 2000; Sept. 17, 2002; Oct. 7, 2003; and Dec. 29, 2003
Chicago 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.
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