Camille Saviola, of Nine and Ragtime, Is Chicago's New Mama Morton June 10

News   Camille Saviola, of Nine and Ragtime, Is Chicago's New Mama Morton June 10
Camille Saviola, who welcomed "The Germans at the Spa" in the 1982 production of Nine and originated the role of Emma Goldman in Ragtime in Toronto, will return to Broadway, playing Mama Morton in Chicago.
Camille Saviola
Camille Saviola

Saviola told Playbill On-Line her first performance in the smash musical revival at the Ambassador Theatre will be June 10, and she'll continue into the summer (when Melanie Griffith joins the cast as Roxie).

"I'm coming back to Broadway after 20 years," native New Yorker Saviola said. "Wonders never cease. It'll be a blast to be back in my beloved New York — a Joe Allen's hamburger and a beer; Nine, my old alma mater, which is also returning after 20 years, running across the street from Chicago. I'm really looking forward to a wonderful summer."

Earlier this season, Saviola co-starred with Chita Rivera in Chay Yew's adaptation of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba at The Mark Taper Forum. She played the role of Poncia and received The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and Backstage West Garland Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In the past few years she has been developing her solo show, BlueLikeBillieHolidayOnAStormyMondayBaby, which she hopes to play in New York. On Broadway in 1982's Nine she played Mama Maddelena and understudied Saraghina. In the subsequent national tour of Nine, she played Saraghina.

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