Two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, a regular to Chicago and its legendary Broadway run, returns to the cast of the Tony Award revival on Jan. 10.

Charlotte d’Amboise returns to Chicago!

Charlotte d’Amboise returns to Chicago, celebrating 25 years with the company, steps as Roxie Hart. Bianca Marroquín has been producing on and off for 20 years. She has extended her current role as Velma Kelly until March 13. The cast also currently includes Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn. Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart succeeds Hewitt later this month. Jennifer Fouché as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

The ensemble includes David Bushman, C. Caballero, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O’Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto, Christine Cornish Smith, and Brian Spitulnik.

25 years on stage!

Chicago’s revival begins with one of three annual Encores! presentations provided by City Center. The musical opened at the Richard Rogers Theater on Broadway on November 14, 1996, and ran until February 1997. The Schubert Theater welcomed the show. It performed there until January 26, 2003.

The revival

The revival reopened that year at the Ambassador Theater on January 29. It is now the second-longest run in Broadway history (after The Phantom of the Opera). Over the past 25 years, the show has been watched by 33 million people worldwide in 36 different countries. Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse created the book. Music is by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb.

Chicago features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by the late Ann Reinking, set design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long Design, Lighting by Ken Billington, Sound Design by Scott Lehrer, Cast by Stewart/Whitley.

James Monroe Iglehart

Aladdin Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart, also seen as Hamilton’s Lafayette and Jefferson, will be in Chicago’s Tony Awards revival starting January 17.He is taking the role as the next Billy Flynn.

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