Photo Flash: Sofia Vergara As Mama Morton In CHICAGO
This spring, Sofía Vergara, one of the hottest Hispanic TV stars and one of the most beloved personalities of the Latino world, will make her Broadway stage debut as Matron "Mama" Morton, the reigning cellblock diva of the hit musical CHICAGO for a five-week limited engagement.
Vergara will first step into the role at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.) on Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 24, 2009, before heading to Miami to headline the CHICAGO National Tour at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, May 26-31, 2009.
Upon completion of the Miami engagement, Vergara will return to the Broadway company Monday, June 1 through Sunday, June 7.
Most recently, Vergara appeared on the big screen in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail for Lionsgate, and on ABC-TV's breakout hit "Dirty Sexy Money," where she played the free-spirited love interest to the youngest Darling son.
Before that, she played the sexy Columbian actress who stirred things up on last season's "Entourage" on HBO. In 2008 Vergara starred as Alicia in "Amasde Casa Desesperadas" the Latin-tailored version of the television megahit "Desperate Housewives." She also starred in the FOX comedy feature Chasing Papi.
Earlier this month, Vergara began work on the new ABC-TV pilot "An American Family."
In 2002, Vergara was awarded the Women of Hope Award by the City of Hope Organization as one of the outstanding role models for future generations. In 2007, Sofia was named one of The 25 Most Powerful Hispanic Women in the Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
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