Carly Hughes Will Return to Broadway's Chicago

News   Carly Hughes Will Return to Broadway's Chicago
Carly Hughes will play a limited return engagement in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago next month.

Hughes (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Pippin) returns to the role of Velma Kelly for 16 performances only, Aug. 22-Sept. 4, during Amra Faye Wright’s brief hiatus.

As previously reported, Amy Spanger will once again take on the role of Roxie Hart for a two-week engagement, Aug. 4-16. Brandy Norwood is currently playing the role of Roxie through Aug. 2. Rumer Willis will succeed Spanger beginning Aug. 18.

Chicago currently stars Wright as Velma Kelly, Grammy winner Norwood as Roxie Hart, Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

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 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.

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 W. 49th Street.

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