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Ashlee Simpson Joins All-Star Chicago Anniversary Show

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Ashlee Simpson, currently making her West End debut starring as Roxie Hart in the hit musical Chicago, will fly to New York to join the 10th Anniversary Gala one night only performance of the musical set for November 14th at the Ambassador Theatre.

The performance, which benefits Safe Horizon, the nation's largest victim's assistance organization, will reunite original cast members Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Marcia Lewis and D. Sabello, along with many of the show's star alumni from the past 10 years on Broadway, London and the national touring companies.

Safe Horizon, the nation's largest victim's assistance organization, is the sole beneficiary of the performance.

The evening's honorary chairs are the heads of the three largest Broadway theatre groups: Rocco Landesman (Jujamcyn Theatres), James Nederlander, Sr. (Nederlander Theatres) and Gerald Schoenfeld (Shubert Theatres).

Chicago is the longest-running revival of a book musical in Broadway history. Chicago opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 14th, 1996; it then played the Shubert before reaching its current home at the Ambassador.  Chicago received 6 1997 Tonys (including Best Revival of a Musical) under Bobbie's direction.  The revival, based on Bobbie's stylistically stripped-down Encores! staging, featured direction as well as choreography by Fosse in its original 1975 production. Chicago features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Fosse

Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Usher as Billy Flynn, Branda Braxton as Velma, Rob Bartlett as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. 

For information on tickets, go to www.safehorizon.org.  Visit www.chicagothemusical.com for more on Chicago.

 


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