The revival of Broadway in Chicago canceled additional performances at the Ambassador Theatre because two people who worked at the theatre tested positive for COVID-19.
Chicago with canceled performances due to COVID-19
On Saturday, November 27, the production company of Chicago canceled the evening performances due to COVID-19 cases. The producer has now also canceled the November 29th and 30th performances. December 2 is when the production is scheduled to return. Тhere are no scheduled performances on Wednesday, December 1st.
Chicago’s current starring roles are Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) as Roxie Hart, Bianca Marroquín (a longtime Roxie in the revival) as Velma Kelly, Tony winner Paulo Szot (South Pacific) as Billy Flynn, Tony winner Lillias White (The Life) as Matron Mama Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, and Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
The members of the ensemble include David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary-Claire King, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O’Brien, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, Christine C. Smith, and Brian Spitulnik.
The revival of Chicago began as one of the annual Encores! The presentation was provided by City Center. The musical premiered at the Richard Rogers Theater on Broadway on November 14, 1996, and continued until February 1997. The musical was transferred to the Schubert Theater and performed in the theater until January 26, 2003. Renaissance reopened the year at the Ambassador Theatre on January 29. It is now the second-longest performance in Broadway history (after “The Phantom of the Opera”). More than 33 million people worldwide in 36 different countries saw the show in the past 25 years!
With a book by the late Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Мusic 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, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
The work currently produced by Barry and Fran Weissler has won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as awards for actors Neuwirth and Norton, director Bobby, lighting designers Billington and Reingkin. The late Fosse directed and choreographed the original production.
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