Broadway's Chicago to Welcome Return of Roz Ryan and Raymond Bokhour 

News   Broadway's Chicago to Welcome Return of Roz Ryan and Raymond Bokhour 
The Broadway revival of Chicago will welcome back two familiar faces later this month at the Ambassador Theatre.

Roz Ryan
Roz Ryan

Raymond Bokhour will return as Roxie's all-but-invisible husband, Amos Hart, beginning Feb. 24. Bokhour made his Broadway debut as Amos in 2001. (Robert Creighton concludes his run as Amos Hart Feb. 22.)

On Feb. 28 Roz Ryan returns as Cook County's tough-as-nails prison warden, Matron "Mama" Morton.  Ryan, best known for her role as Amelia Hetebrink in the NBC series "Amen," has been a longtime Chicago fixture, having played "Mama" on Broadway and on numerous national and international tours since the late 90s. (LaVon Fisher-Wilson concludes her run as Matron "Mama" Morton Feb. 27.)

The current Broadway cast also features Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly and Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn.  As previously announced, supermodel Christie Brinkley is set to make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart beginning April 4.

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 Nov. 1996 where it remained through Feb. 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 West 49th Street.

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