News on Chicago just keeps pouring in, as Tony Winner Paulo Szot as opportunist lawyer Billy Flynn. The Broadway and opera star will join the previously announced cast members. They include Ana Villafañe as Roxie Hart, Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly. And along with Tony winner Lillias White as Matron Mama Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, and Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
The ensemble will 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.
Chicago resumes performances at the Broadway Ambassador Theatre on September 14. Tony Award winner Paulo Szot will return to the role of sleek lawyer Billy Flynn. Other performances include the Una Noche Encantada Thanksgiving Week performance under 54 and Chicago in his hometown of Sao Paulo. He ventured to Europe for the New Year’s Eve concert in Warsaw, and La Boheme in Puerto Rico.
The revival of Chicago began as one of the triennial Encore! The presentation was provided by City Center. The musical opened at the Richard Rogers Theater on Broadway in November 1996 and lasted until February 1997. The musical was transferred to the Schubert Theater and performed in the theater until January 26, 2003. Renaissance reopened at the Ambassador Theatre on January 29 of that year.
With a book by the late Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Chicago features the direction of Walter Bobbie, choreography by the late Ann Reinking, set design by John Lee Beatty, William Ivey Long’s costume design, lighting design by Ken Billington, and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The current work produced by Barry and Fran Wesler has won the 1997 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. As well as actors Babe Novos and James Norton, director Bobby, lighting designers Billington, and Rein King Awards. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.
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