National Tour of Chicago, With John O'Hurley, Paige Davis, Terra C. MacLeod, Carol Woods, Begins Aug. 31
By Andrew Gans
The new 2013-14 national tour of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago kicks off Aug. 31 in Tacoma, WA, at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.
The principal cast includes John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn, Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton, D. Micciche as Mary Sunshine and Todd Buonopane Amos Hart.
This company will play both the Washington and Portland, OR (Sept. 3-8) engagements. Brent Barrett will join the cast as Billy Flynn for performances in Eugene, OR (Sept. 9-11), Boise, ID (Sept. 13-15) and Colorado Springs, CO (Sept. 17 -18). O'Hurley rejoins for St. Louis, MO (Sept 20-22), and Barrett joins again for the next few markets. (O'Hurley is set to appear in several cities including Tacoma, Portland, St. Louis, Madison, Ft. Lauderdale, Austin, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.)
The current tour itinerary follows:
Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2013
The Broadway 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. Read more about the revival in the Playbill Vault.
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 modern classic has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Ebb and Fosse.
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