Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Melora Hardin Helps The Empire State Building 'GO RED'
The Empire State Building glows red on February 6th through the 8th in honor of Go Red for Women and National Wear Red Day, a day of action aimed at raising awareness of heart disease, the leading killer of New York City women.
American Heart Association volunteers was joined by Broadway and TV star Melora Hardin of the Broadway musical CHICAGO and of NBC's "The Office," and the boys of the hit Broadway musical CHICAGO, Commissioner Frieden and Speaker Quinn to provide a briefing on the state of cardiovascular disease in New York City and illuminate the building with a flip of the switch for National Wear Red Day.
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Currently playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.), CHICAGO also stars Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Scott Davidson as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton.
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.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, 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 byScott 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.