Rob Bartlett will return to the role of Amos Hart in the Broadway company of Chicago on Nov. 4. The casting news was revealed on the Telecharge website.
Bartlett, who left the production Sept. 15, will stay with the Kander and Ebb musical through January 19, 2003. A spokesman for the musical was unable to confirm the casting at this time.
A writer/performer/song parodist on the radio program "Imus in the Morning," Rob Bartlett made his Broadway debut as author and star of the short-lived comedy More to Love. He received a Drama Desk Award for his work in Tabletop and also appeared in the City Center Encores! production of Golden Boy. Bartlett's screen credits include "Rob Bartlett's Not for Profit Television Special," which won an Emmy Award; and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." P.J. Benjamin is currently playing the role of Amos Hart, the part originated in this revival by Tony winner Joel Grey.
Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago, presented by Barry and Fran Weissler, plays the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th Street. It won the Tony 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. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.
* Charlotte d'Amboise joined the New York company of Chicago Sept. 17 in the role of Roxie Hart. Others in the company include Deidre Goodwin (Velma Kelly), Roz Ryan (Matron Mama Morton) and R. Bean (Mary Sunshine). Former Rent star Taye Diggs is expected to begin his Chicago stint Sept. 30.