BWW TV: Rumer Willis Opens Up About Making Her Broadway Debut in the 'Saucy' CHICAGO!
Actress and DANCING WITH THE STARS winner Rumer Willis will officially make her Broadway debut as 'Roxie Hart' in Chicago on Monday, September 21. In honor of the big night, Willis met the press earlier today at Sardi's in Manhattan - check out what she had to say about stepping into the legendary musical below!
As previously announced, Willis's foot injuries have required further time to rehabilitate from multiple stress fractures. She will now play a 6-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, November 1, 2015.
CHICAGO currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart, international stage sensationAmra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhouras Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics byFred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicagofeatures set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.