Vicki Lewis, Robert Urich and Nana Visitor are the new trio of singing sinners in the national tour of Chicago, opening Nov. 16 at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit.
Lewis, Urich and Visitor are Velma, Billy and Roxie, respectively, and represent new life for the tour, which earlier this fall went on a brief hiatus. Urich has been performing in the company for several weeks, but the trio's first time together will be the Detroit stand.
Lewis is known for roles in Broadway's Damn Yankees and on TV's "News Radio." Urich, not known as a musical comedy performer, is popular as the new captain on the syndicated "Love Boat" series, plus his TV role as "Spenser: For Hire." Visitor starred in the series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
Performances continue at the Masonic Temple, operated by the Nederlander Organization, to Nov. 28. Call (313) 832-2232 for information.
The company then treks south for a five week engagement begins Nov. 30 at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.