Amra-Faye Wright Returns to Broadway's Chicago April 5

News   Amra-Faye Wright Returns to Broadway's Chicago April 5
Amra-Faye Wright, who has also been seen in the London and South African companies of Chicago, returns to the New York cast of the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb revival April 5 in the role of merry murderess Velma Kelly.
Amra-Faye Wright in Chicago.
Amra-Faye Wright in Chicago.

Wright joins a cast that currently includes Grammy Award winner Michelle Williams as Roxie Hart, Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton.

As previously reported, Williams has extended her limited engagement as Roxie through April 13. She will then join the Los Angeles engagement of Chicago April 20 at the Pantages Theatre and continue there through May 9. In L.A. Williams will be joined by Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn, Tom Riis Farrell as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.

In other Broadway Chicago casting news: "Gossip Girl" star Matthew Settle will now make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn for an eight-week engagement beginning April 19, and Terri White (Finian's Rainbow) makes her debut as Matron "Mama" Morton April 26.

In addition to Chicago, Amra-Faye Wright's other theatrical credits include Vi Moore in Footloose (U.K. tour), Sandy in Grease (Johannesburg Superbowl) and Sheila in A Chorus Line (Civic Theatre, Johannesburg).

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.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 219 West 49th Street.

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