Erich Bergen Will Return to Tony-Winning Broadway Revival of Chicago | Playbill

Broadway News Erich Bergen Will Return to Tony-Winning Broadway Revival of Chicago

The record-breaking John Kander and Fred Ebb musical continues at the Ambassador.

Erich Bergen in Chicago Jeremy Daniel

The Broadway company of the Tony-winning revival of Chicago will welcome the return of Erich Bergen April 10 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Bergen, known for his roles as Blake on Madam Secretary, ADA Robert Jones on BULL, Bob Gaudio in the film version of Jersey Boys, and Dr. Pomatter in Broadway's Waitress, will again step into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn. He is scheduled to stay with the long-running production through June 4.

April 10 also marks the arrival of the previously reported Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Liam Fennecken as Amos Hart, Charity Angél Dawson as Matron "Mama" Morton, and Olivia Holt in her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart.

The current cast of Chicago features Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly, James T. Lane as Billy Flynn, Hailey Swindal as Matron “Mama” Morton, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The ensemble includes 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, and 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 Phantom of the Opera).

READ: How the Chicago Costumes Have Evolved Over 25 Years

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.

See Charity Angél Dawson, Erich Bergen, and Evan Harrington in Chicago on Broadway

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