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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!

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Last night, September 6, former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi made her Broadway debut in Chicago as murderess 'Roxie Hart.' DioGuardi will play an 8 week limited engagement in the production. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebratory evening and brings you photo coverage below!

DioGuardi is the latest addition to the 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 is 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. 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 tickets and more information.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Kara DioGuardi and company

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Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi and Amra-Faye Wright 

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi with Tony Yazbeck and Amra-Faye Wright 

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi and Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Tony Yasbeck and Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Tony YasbeckKara DioGuardi and Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Tony Yazbeck and Kara DioGuardi 

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Kara DioGuardi with R. Lowe, Tony Yazbeck, Amra-Faye Wright, Chris SullivanCarol Woods and company

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
 Tony YazbeckKara DioGuardi and Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Tony Yazbeck and Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi & Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi & Amra-Faye Wright

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
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Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi and fans

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi and fans

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!
Amra-Faye Wright and Kara DioGuardi

Photo Coverage: Kara DioGuardi Makes Broadway Debut as 'Roxie' in CHICAGO!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.