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Grey's Anatomy Star Chandra Wilson Joins CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

Broadway heats up this summer when three-time Emmy Award nominee and 'Grey's Anatomy' star Chandra Wilson steps into the celebrated role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, the reigning cellblock diva of the smash hit musical CHICAGO, for a four-week limited engagement, Monday, June 8 through Sunday, July 5, 2009 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Jimmy Osmond and Emma Barton Lead UK CHICAGO Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 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...)

Hewitt Returns to 'Razzle Dazzle' CHICAGO 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2009

Recent 'Billy Flynn' Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt returns to the role of 'that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom' tonight, March 2nd. He'll replace current star Tom Wopat until Wopat comes back to the Broadway production on March 23rd. (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Joins John O'Hurley on CHICAGO Tour; Opens February 25 in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 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...)

'Chicago' To Play at Oriental Theatre 2/24-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009

Now celebrating ten glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour across the country, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return of CHICAGO The Musical for a limited run February 24 - March 1, 2009 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.). (more...)

Dowling 'Razzle Dazzles' as Roxy in CHICAGO Starting 2/23, Bokhour Returns as Amos
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009

Former CHICAGO cast member will return to the Broadway production as fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning smash hit on Monday February 23rd production sources have revealed (more...)

Dowling 'Razzle Dazzles' as Roxy in CHICAGO Starting 2/23, Bokhour Returns as Amos
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009

Former CHICAGO cast member will return to the Broadway production as fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning smash hit on Monday February 23rd production sources have revealed (more...)

BWW TV STAGE TUBE: CHICAGO Star Wopat Visits FOX's 'Good Day New York'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2009

On Monday, February 16, two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat returned to CHICAGO in the role of slick criminal laywer Billy Flynn. Wopat and the ladies of CHICAGO appeared on the February 16th episode of FOX TV's 'Good Day New York', you can watch the segment right here on BWW TV's STAGE TUBE! (more...)

CHICAGO To Perform 5 Shows At Progress Energy Center 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

Now celebrating eleven glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour across the country, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Tickets for the St. Petersburg engagement of CHICAGO start at $40.00 andare on sale now. Tickets are available at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater box office (400 1st St S), Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-982-2787 or online at BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com. (more...)

Jerry Springer To Make Stage Debut in West End's CHICAGO Beginning 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2009

Jerry Springer will make his West End stage debut starring as ?Billy Flynn' in the smash hit West End musical 'CHICAGO' at the Cambridge Theatre on Monday 1 June. He will play the part for a six-week season, finishing on 11 July. (more...)

Wopat Returns to 'Razzle Dazzle' in CHICAGO 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2009

Today, Monday, February 16, two-time Tony nominee Tom Wopat returns to CHICAGO in the role of slick criminal laywer Billy Flynn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melora Hardin Celebrates Final CHICAGO Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2009

Melora Hardin, star of the hit NBC comedy 'The Office,' made her Broadway stage debut this winter as fame-hungry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical CHICAGO. Hardin played a seven-week limited engagement which began Monday, December 29, 2008 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Melora Hardin performed her final show as 'Roxie' on on Thursday, February 12th and BroadwayWorld was there to cheer her on as she 'Razzle Dazzled' the crowd one last time! (more...)

CHICAGO 'Razzle Dazzles' Bangkok, Premieres at Muang Thai Rachadalai Theatre 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2009

On Thursday, February 12, the record-breaking worldwide musical smash CHICAGO will once again razzle-dazzle international audiences as it makes its celebrated Thai premiere engagement at the Muang Thai Rachadalai Theatre in Bangkok (through Sunday, February 22). With this latest international premiere, CHICAGO has now played a total of 24 countries in 11 languages since the Tony Award-winning revival first opened on Broadway in 1996. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Melora Hardin Helps The Empire State Building 'GO RED'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2009

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. (more...)

Ford Center for the Performing Arts presents 'Chicago'
by Chicago News Desk - Feb 02, 2009

Now celebrating ten glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour across the country, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the return of CHICAGO The Musical for a limited run February 24 ? March 1, 2009 at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph St.). Group tickets are currently available by calling (312) 977-1710. (more...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Wright as 'Velma' 2/2, Wopat and D'Amboise Return Later in Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 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...)

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...)

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