Chicago Welcomes John O'Hurley, Charlotte d'Amboise, Bahiyah Hibah Nov. 1

News   Chicago Welcomes John O'Hurley, Charlotte d'Amboise, Bahiyah Hibah Nov. 1
The long-running, Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago, which will celebrate its 15th year on Broadway Nov. 14, welcomes several cast members Nov. 1 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart
Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart Photo by Jeremy Daniel

"Seinfeld" and "Family Feud" star John O'Hurley returns to the role of Billy Flynn, and two-time Tony Award nominee and Chicago veteran Charlotte d'Amboise once again steps into the role of Roxie Hart, while Bahiyah Hibah (The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Pal Joey, Memphis) is the New Velma Kelly.

The Broadway production also stars Chris Sullivan as Amos Hart, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

The ensemble currently features Donna Marie Asbury, Nili Bassman, Nicoel Bridgewater, Dylis Croman, Michael Cusumano, Jennifer Dunne, James Harkness, David Kent, J. Leoffelholz, Melissa Rae Mahon, Sharon Moore, Peter Nelson, Jill Nicklaus, Brian O'Brien, Jason Patrick Sands, Brian Spitulnik, Ryan Worsing and Adam Zotovich.

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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