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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO

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Michelle Williams made her Broadway debut in CHICAGO last night opposite Terra C. MacLeod, who is direct from her debut engagement with the London production of CHICAGO. Williams is also a veteran of the London production of CHICAGO.

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. CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. ??CHICAGO plays on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). The regular performance schedule is as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. ??

Singer-songwriter-performer Michelle Williams rose to international renown after joining Destiny's Child, the top-selling female group of all time, in 2000. As a member of Destiny's Child, Michelle received three Grammy Awards and performed on several #1 hit singles by the group. Following the success of Destiny's Child, Williams became the first member of the group to release a solo record. Her 2002 solo debut album - the gospel-infused Heart To Yours - entered the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart at #1, and became the year's top-selling Gospel album.??Her second solo album, Do You Know, achieved similar success to her debut, peaking at #2 on the Top Gospel Albums chart and #3 on the Top Christian Albums chart following its release in 2004. Released in October 2008, Unexpected, her third solo album, introduced a bold new dance/pop sound for Williams, showcased by the #1 Billboard Hot Dance tracks "We Break the Dawn" and "The Greatest."

Williams made her Broadway stage debut in 2003, replacing R&B icon Toni Braxton in the title role of Disney's Aida.  In April 2007, she joined the national touring company of the hit musical The Color Purple, performing extended runs in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix with members of the original Broadway cast.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd. 

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Terra C. MacLeod and Michelle Williams

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Brent Barrett, Michelle Williams and Terra C. MacLeod

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Brent Barrett, Michelle Williams and Terra C. MacLeod

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Brent Barrett, Michelle Williams, Terra C. MacLeod, Raymond Bokhour and Roz Ryan

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Brent Barrett, Michelle Williams, Terra C. MacLeod, Raymond Bokhour and Roz Ryan

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Michelle Williams and Terra C. MacLeod

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
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Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Michelle Williams and Terra C. MacLeod

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Michelle Williams and Terra C. MacLeod

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows in CHICAGO
Michelle Williams and Terra C. MacLeod

Photo Coverage: Michelle Williams Bows 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.


 
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