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CHICAGO Welcomes Wright as 'Velma' 2/2, Wopat and D'Amboise Return Later in Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

This month, the record-breaking worldwide musical smash CHICAGO will welcome two favorite leading ladies to headline the Broadway company. First, direct from the London and South Africa companies of CHICAGO, Amra-Faye Wright joins the Broadway cast as Velma Kelly on Monday, February 2. And on Friday, February 13, two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise steps back into the role of Roxie Hart on Broadway, prior to headlining the upcoming engagement of the CHICAGO National Tour at Chicago's Ford Center for the Performing Arts (February 26 - March 8). (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Joins John O'Hurley on CHICAGO Tour; Opens February 25 in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of CHICAGO The Musical are thrilled to announce that Charlotte d'Amboise will star as Roxie Hart in a limited engagement of the hit musical. Starring with Ms. d'Amboise will be John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn. The award-winning show will play Chicago's Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.) February 25 - March 8, 2009. (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO 'Talkback Tuesdays' with Melora Hardin
by Eddie Varley - Jan 23, 2009

A recent 'Talkback Tuesdays' featured a post-show conversation with actress Melora Hardin. BWW TV was there to share in the fun as Melora discussed being a part of the hit Kander & Ebb musical! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Melora Hardin
by Peter James Zielinski - Jan 08, 2009

The Broadway company of CHICAGO held the first January 2009 installment of 'Talkback Tuesdays,' the new monthly 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 recent 'Talkback Tuesdays' featured a post-show conversation with actress Melora Hardin. (more...)

Jimmy Osmond and Emma Barton Lead UK CHICAGO Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 05, 2009

Legendary singer Jimmy Osmond will star as 'Billy Flynn' in the UK National tour of the smash-hit musical 'CHICAGO' from Monday 9 March until Saturday 13 June 2009. Emma Barton will star alongside him as ?Roxie Hart'. (more...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Back Carol Woods 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 05, 2009

Tonight, Monday January 5th, 2009, the company of the hit Broadway musical CHICAGO welcomes back Carol Woods in the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, the reigning cell block diva of the Cook County Jail. (more...)

CHICAGO'S Hardin, Braxton Guest Spot On GOOD DAY NEW YORK Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2009

CHICAGO'S Melora Hardin (Roxie Hart) and Brenda Braxton (Velma Kelly,) appeared on the December 31st episode of FOX TV's 'Good Day New York.' Hardin and Braxton performed the song 'Hot Honey Rag' for viewers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Welcomes Melora Hardin to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2008

Melora Hardin, star of the hit NBC comedy 'The Office,' made her Broadway stage debut as fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical CHICAGO on Monday, December 29th, 2008 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). She will play a seven-week limited engagement in the long running merry murder musical, BroadwayWorld's cameras cheered her on every step of the way as she made her splashy Broadway debut! (more...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Melora Hardin as 'Roxie' Beginning Tonight 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2008

Melora Hardin, star of the hit NBC comedy 'The Office,' will make her Broadway stage debut as fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical CHICAGO. Hardin will play a seven-week limited engagement beginning tonight, Monday, December 29, 2008 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO Welcomes Melora Hardin 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2008

On Monday, December 29, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome Melora Hardin to the starring role of Roxie Hart for a seven-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre. (more...)

CHICAGO, Coca Cola and Duane Reade Team Up For Holiday Discounts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2008

The Coca Cola Company, in conjunction with the smash hit musical, CHICAGO, will bring a bit of Broadway to consumers this holiday season as the company announced a promotion of unprecedented value to drive theater goers to the Tony Award-winning smash hit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Barry Weissler
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 11, 2008

Designed to provide theatergoers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of CHICAGO, 'Talkback Tuesdays' Continued its series on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. The event featured a post-show conversation with five-time Tony Award-winning producer Barry Weissler. (more...)

CHICAGO 'TalkBack Tuesdays' to Feature Melora Hardin on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the January installment of 'Talkback Tuesdays,' the new monthly 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 next 'Talkback Tuesdays' offering is set for Tuesday, January 6, 2009, featuring a post-show conversation with actress Melora Hardin. (more...)

'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the December 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

'CHICAGO' Celebrates 11th B-Day With Justin Lee Collins 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2008

The London production of ?CHICAGO? will celebrate its eleventh birthday on Thursday December 4th, with a special guest appearance by Justin Lee Collins. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'CHICAGO' Undertakes UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2008

The record-breaking smash hit musical 'CHICAGO' will undertake a National UK Tour, opening at the Bradford Alhambra on Monday 9 March 2009. (more...)

CHICAGO Celebrates its 11th Birthday with Justin Lee Collins as Amos Hart
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2008

The London production of 'Chicago' will celebrate its eleventh birthday on Thursday 4 December, with a special guest appearance by Justin Lee Collins. (more...)

'CHICAGO' Celebrates 11th B-Day With Justin Lee Collins 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2008

The London production of ?CHICAGO? will celebrate its eleventh birthday on Thursday December 4th, with a special guest appearance by Justin Lee Collins. (more...)

'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the December 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Charlotte d'Ambroise
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 22, 2008

The Tuesday, November 18th CHICAGO talkback was moderated by Ms. d'Amboise's father, legendary choreographer and ballet dancer Jacques d'Amboise. (more...)

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