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Kara DioGuardi Now to Make CHICAGO Debut Tomorrow, 9/6

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The producers of the Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO announced today that former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi will now make her Broadway stage debut in the role merry murderess Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

DioGuardi, whose rehearsal process was interrupted for three days last week as a result of Hurricane Irene, was originally set to begin performances at the Ambassador Theatre on Monday, September 5. Her eight-week limited engagement will now commence on Tuesday, September 6 to allow for additional rehearsal time.

DioGuardi is the latest addition to a remarkable roster of actresses who have graced CHICAGO's Broadway stage as Roxie Hart throughout the years, including Brooke Shields, Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth, AshLee Simpson, Michelle Williams, Christie Brinkley and Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith.

DioGuardi will be joined onstage by Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Tony Yazbeck as Billy Flynn, Chris Sullivan as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.

CHICAGO plays on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office. Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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