Photo Coverage: Rita Wilson Caricature Unveiled at Sardi's

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Rita Wilson, who plays Chicago's Roxie Hart through August 20th, was recently honored with a caricature at Sardi's.  Wilson joined the cast of the smash revival on June 12th, and extended her run in the show.

Chicago, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, currently features Obba Babatunde as Billy Flynn, Branda Braxton as Velma, Kevin Chamberlin as Amos Hart, Lillias White as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.  On August 22nd, Bianca Marroquin returns to the show as Roxie and R&B star Usher begins performances as Billy.  Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Bob Fosse (who staged the original 1975 production) and Ebb.

Wilson's screen credits include Sleepless in Seattle, That Thing You Do, Jingle All the Way, Runaway Bride, The Story of Us, Now and Then, Mixed Nuts, and Volunteers (where she met husband Tom Hanks); she was also seen in "If These Walls Could Talk." Television appearances include HBO's "Barbarians at the Gate," as well as guest roles on "Frasier," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm". She also donned a producer's cap for the indie film hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Visit www.chicagothemusical.com for more information.

 
Max Klimavicius


Rita Wilson and Max Klimavicius


Rita Wilson and Max Klimavicius


Rita Wilson and Max Klimavicius


Rita Wilson and Max Klimavicius


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson


Rita Wilson and husband Tom Hanks


Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks


Rita Wilson and Max Klimavicius


Max Klimavicius, Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks


Tom Hanks poses in front of a caricature


Rob Fisher, Kevin Chamberlin, Donna Marie Asbury, Rita Wilson, Gregory Butler, and Leslie Stifelman


Rita Wilson

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


 
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