Ana Villafañe will play Roxie Hart in the reopening Chicago show on Broadway and will resume performance at the Ambassador Theatre on September 14. Tickets for Chicago are now on sale.

Who is Ana Villafañe

Credits: Ana Villafañe official Facebook

The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be… Ana. Villafañe is best known for playing Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet on Broadway, and starring in In The Heights and Collective Rage. On TV, Villafañe starred in Younger and Night Court. Villafañe has joined the previously announced Chicago cast, which includes Bianca Marokun as Velma Kelly, Lilias White as the mother, “Mom” Morton, and Raymond Boxer as Amos. Hart and Ryan Lowe play Mary Sunshine. Billy Flynn will be announced later.

Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart

Chicago followed Roxie Hart in hiring criminal lawyers to turn her suspicious past into a series of sensational headlines. Since its opening in 1996, Chicago has made history, becoming the longest-running Broadway music revival in history. Chicago features books by Fred Ebb and Bob Foss, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb. Director Walter Bobbie, choreographer by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, and sound design by Scott Lehrer. Ambassador Theatre will host Chicago, starting September 14th.

Further announcements!

Bianca Marroquín will lead this long-running musical as Velma Kelly. Tony Award winner Lilia White will play Morton’s mother. As mentioned earlier, Chicago will resume Broadway performances at the Ambassador Theatre on September 14. The casting of the roles of Roxy Hart and Billy Flynn will be announced soon.

Since 2002, Bianca Marroquín has played more than 20 shows on Broadway before joining Chicago. She played roles on tours in Mexico and Chicago. This marked her Velma Kelly debut. As the Tony Award winner of The Life, White returned to Chicago in 2006. She played the role of Mama Morton on Broadway for the first time. White has appeared on Broadway in Barnum, Dreamgirls, Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Fela!.

Credits: Playbill.com; newyorktheatreguide.com

Credits featured image: Broadway Tour, Flickr

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