Bianca Marroquin Will Return to Broadway's Chicago | Playbill

News Bianca Marroquin Will Return to Broadway's Chicago
Mexican stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin will return to the role of Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Chicago beginning Jan. 16 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Bianca Marroquin
Bianca Marroquin Photo by Jeremy Daniel

That evening will also mark the Broadway debut of Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of Billy Flynn.

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Marroquin began her stage career in Mexico City in productions of Beauty and the Beast, Rent, The Vagina Monologues, The Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Her other Broadway credits include In the Heights (Daniela) and The Pajama Game (Carmen).

The Broadway production of Chicago also currently stars Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart (through Jan. 15), Bahiyah Hibah as Velma Kelly, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn (through Jan. 15), Chris Sullivan as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.  

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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