Bianca Marroquin Makes History in Broadway’s Chicago Today

News   Bianca Marroquin Makes History in Broadway’s Chicago Today
The Mexican-born actress returns to the Tony-winning revival.
Bianca Marroquin
Bianca Marroquín Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Mexican stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin returns to the role of Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago July 10 at 3 PM.

The actress' return makes Broadway history, marking the first time two Mexican-born actors lead a Broadway musical. Marroquín joins current Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, for 26 performances only. Camil will end his run in the show July 31, and Marroquín will continue in hers through August 21.

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Marroquin began her stage career in Mexico City in productions of Beauty and the Beast, Rent, The Vagina Monologues, The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Her other Broadway credits include In the Heights (Daniela) and The Pajama Game (Carmen).

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Jaime Camil

Camil, known for his role as Rogelio De La Vega in the CW's Jane the Virgin, made his Chicago debut last month.

The Broadway production of Chicago also currently stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

With a book by Ebb and Fosse, music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The hit musical plays the Ambassador Theatre.

(Updated July 10, 2016)

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