Michelle Williams Extends in CHICAGO Thru 4/13; Joins Tour in LA
Spring is in the air at Broadway's Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO, and producers Barry and Fran Weissler are pleased to announce that Grammy Award winner Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child) will extend her limited engagement as Roxie Hart at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
Originally slated to play her final performance on Sunday, March 28, Williams will now play an additional 18 performances through Tuesday, April 13, prior to joining the Los Angeles engagement of the CHICAGO national tour, Tuesday, April 20 through Sunday, May 9 at the Pantages Theatre (6233 Hollywood Blvd.)
"Michelle has proven to be a tremendous asset to CHICAGO, first in London last year and now on Broadway," said Barry Weissler. "In addition to being a fantastic performer, she's as delightful and genuine offstage as she is onstage. We're thrilled that she's not only able to extend her Broadway run, but to join our national tour for its third return engagement in Los Angeles."
In Los Angeles, Williams will be joined by Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn, Tom Riis Farrell as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.
Visit www.broadwayla.org for complete information on the Los Angeles engagement of the CHICAGO national tour.
Back in New York, "Gossip Girl" star Matthew Settle will now make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn for an eight-week engagement, Monday, April 19 through Sunday, June 13.
In other Broadway casting news, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt returns as Billy Flynn for a three-week engagement beginning Monday, March 29, Amra-Faye Wright returns as Velma Kelly beginning Monday, April 5 and Terri White (Finian's Rainbow) makes her CHICAGO debut as Matron "Mama" Morton beginning Monday, April 26.
Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history ... and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!
Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.
Photo by Uli Weber.