Shields will replace Charlotte d'Amboise as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb musical at the Ambassador Theatre. Shields previously played the role in the West End production at the Adelphi Theatre in April.
On Broadway Brooke Shields has been seen in Wonderful Town, Grease! and Cabaret, and her Off-Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Shields' screen work includes “Pretty Baby,” “Endless Love,” “The Weekend,” “The Bachelor” and “King of the Gypsies.” She won an American Comedy Award for a guest appearance on “Friends,” which led to her hit series “Suddenly Susan.”
Chicago currently features Luba Mason as Velma Kelly, P.J. Benjamin as Amos Hart, Debra Monk as Matron "Mama" Morton and Christopher McDonald as Billy Flynn.
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.
Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.