Upcoming Chicago Star Davis Performs on "Today Show" June 24

News   Upcoming Chicago Star Davis Performs on "Today Show" June 24
Paige Davis, who will become Broadway's latest Roxie Hart June 22, will perform on "The Today Show" June 24.
Paige Davis
Paige Davis Photo by Len Price

Davis will offer Chicago's "Roxie" live on the NBC talk show, which airs in the New York area on WNBC Channel 4, 7-10 AM; check local listings. Davis, who starred in the Las Vegas company of Chicago, also played Annie in the Broadway cast of the Kander and Ebb revival.

Paige Davis is the host of "Trading Spaces," now in its fourth season on The Learning Channel. The series invites neighbors to redo one room in each of their homes. Davis' theatrical credits include Beauty and the Beast, A Chorus Line, Company, Pippin and Hello, Dolly! The actress resides in Manhattan with her husband, Patrick Page, and their Maltese, Sophie.

When Davis joins Chicago, the Broadway company will include Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Christopher Sieber as Billy Flynn, Roz Ryan as Matron Mama Morton and P. J. Benjamin as Amos Hart.

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.

On Broadway, Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th Street.

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