PHOTO CALL: Bianca Marroquin Celebrates Ten Years as Chicago's Roxie Hart

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15 Aug 2012

Mexican stage and screen star Bianca Marroquin celebrated her ten-year anniversary in the acclaimed role of Chicago's merry murderess Roxie Hart. She returned to the Broadway production July 17.



Marroquin first made made her Broadway debut in Chicago in 2003, after portraying Roxie Hart in the Spanish-language Mexico City production of the hit musical. She has also appeared on stage in In the Heights, And the World Goes Round, Beauty and the Beast, Rent, The Vagina Monologues and The Phantom of the Opera.

A post-show reception was held at the Ember Room Aug. 14:



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Bianca Marroquin
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The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003.

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.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

Visit ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.