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Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Bebe Neuwirth

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce additional offerings for its expanded "Talkback Tuesdays" program, the new series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical.

Designed to provide theatergoers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of CHICAGO, the nlast "Talkback Tuesdays" on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 offered a chat with Tony Award winner and the revival's original Velma Kelly, Bebe Neuwirth. BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the post show razzle dazzle!

For her performance as Velma Kelly, Neuwirth won the 1997 Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Fred Astaire Award. A decade after originating the role of Velma on Broadway, Neuwirth returned to CHICAGO to great acclaim in the role of Velma's rival, merry murderess Roxie Hart.

An Honorary Ziegfeld Girl, Neuwirth earned her first Tony Award for Sweet Charity in 1986. Her other Broadway credits include Fosse, Damn Yankees, Dancin', Little Me and A Chorus Line.

On the big screen, she has appeared in The Big Bounce, Tadpole, Summer of Sam, Celebrity, Liberty Heights, Malice, Jumanji, Bugsy and Green Card.

Neuwirth is also a two-time Emmy Award winner for her unforgettable performance as Dr. Lillith Sternin-Crane on the hit television series "Cheers."

Tickets for the Tuesday, February 10 "Talkback Tuesdays" performance are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200.

Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office, located at 219 W. 49th St. Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Now celebrating twelve glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is currently the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival...and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!

With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

CHICAGO is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, and features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher and music direction by Leslie Stifelman.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

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