Two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins' Broadway), a frequent presence in the record-breaking revival of Chicago for over two decades, returns to the Tony-winning production June 12 at the Ambassador Theatre.
The Broadway favorite again plays merry murderer Roxie Hart, succeeding Dylis Croman (Sweet Charity, Fosse).
The cast also features Jennifer Fouché (POTUS, Chicken and Biscuits) as Matron "Mama" Morton, Ryan Silverman (Side Show, The Phantom of the Opera) as Billy Flynn, Evan Harrington (A Christmas Carol, Once) as Amos Hart, Kimberly Marable (Hadestown, Sister Act) as Velma Kelly, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine with ensemble members David Bushman, Christine Cornish, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto.
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 November 14, 1996, where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre, and played that house through January 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre January 29 that year.
Since its debut in 1996, Chicago has played in 36 countries and been seen by 33 million people worldwide. It is now the second-longest running show in Broadway history (after the recently closed The Phantom of the Opera).
With a book by the late Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music 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 by Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by ARC.
The current production, produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Bobbie, lighting designer Billington, and Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Fosse.