Wright will succeed Brenda Braxton, who plays her final performance Feb. 1.
The hit production at the Ambassador Theatre will also welcome the return of Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise Feb. 13 (in the role of Roxie Hart) and Tony nominee Tom Wopat Feb. 16 (in the role of Billy Flynn). D'Amboise will replace Melora Hardin, who concludes her limited run Feb. 12; Wopat will follow Tom Hewitt, who will offer his final performance Feb. 15.
As previously announced, d'Amboise will star as merry murderess Hart when the national tour of Chicago plays Chicago's Ford Center for the Performing Arts Feb. 26-March 8.
In addition to Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright's other theatrical credits include Vi Moore in Footloose (UK tour), Sandy in Grease (Johannesburg Superbowl) and Sheila in A Chorus Line (Civic Theatre, Johannesburg).
Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.
The long-running musical celebrated its 12th anniversary and its 5,000th performance on Broadway Nov. 14, 2008.
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