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BWW TV: CHICAGO 'Talkback Tuesdays' with Melora Hardin

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CHICAGO's "Talk Tuesdays" were designed to provide theatergoers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of CHICAGO! A recent "Talkback Tuesdays" featured a post-show conversation with actress Melora Hardin. BWW TV was there to share in the fun as Melora discussed being a part of the hit musical!

Melora Hardin, star of the hit NBC comedy "The Office," is making her Broadway stage debut this winter as fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical CHICAGO. Hardin is playing a seven-week limited engagement which began Monday, December 29, 2008 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Best known to television audiences for her role as Jan Levenson, Steve Carell's rigid former-boss and love interest on NBC's "The Office," Melora Hardin's impressive career spans a variety of mediums, including numerous television series, several films, two CDs, live concerts... and now Broadway.

In addition to her television work on "The Office," Hardin is also known for portraying Tony Shaloub's dead wife in the hit USA Network series "Monk." On the big screen, she will next star in the film Seventeen Again, opposite Zac Efron, which is slated for theatrical release in April 2009.

She also recently wrapped filming in Nashville as the love interest to Billy Ray Cyrus in the highly anticipated big-screen feature Hannah Montana: The Movie, which also hits theaters this April.

On stage, Hardin most recently played Fantine in the acclaimed Hollywood Bowl production of "Les Misérables in Concert" last August, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.

Hardin will appear in CHICAGO through Thursday, February 12, 2009.

There will be a second talkback featuring Melora Hardin on Tuesday January 27th, 2009.

Tickets for the Tuesday, January 27th "Talkback Tuesdays" performance are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office, located at 219 W. 49th St. Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Now celebrating twelve glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is currently the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival...and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!

Currently playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.), CHICAGO also stars Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Scott Davidson as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, and features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design byScott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher and music direction by Leslie Stifelman.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

 

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Eddie Varley was most recently seen as one of the stars of the Lifetime Television Series, MATCHED IN MANHATTAN.

On the New York stage he was a cast member of the long running hit musical revue INTO THE WEEDS: The Bill Weeden Songbook at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Eddie received critical acclaim for his role of Jameson in the New York and Los Angeles Productions of Joe Mortimer's GRAPEFRUIT. As a cast member of the New Vic Theatre of London, he toured both the UK and US in their productions of DRACULA, HUNCHBACK and THE CANTERBURY TALES. He spent several Holiday seasons at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino's Showroom Theater headlining with performers such as the legendary Mickey Rooney, Andrea McArdle and John Byner. An accomplished illustrator, his work can be found in the recent McGraw Hill release, WHY HASN'T HE CALLED?

He is the Creative Director of BroadwayWorld.com


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