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Charlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO

By: May. 27, 2016
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This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, June 6. One of the most celebrated members of the worldwide Chicago family, d'Amboise holds the record for having played Roxie Hart more than any other actress in the history of the production -- more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date.

For her portrayal of Roxie in the first national tour of Chicago, d'Amboise earned the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Ovation Award and a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. She received Tony Award nominations for her performances in Jerome Robbins' Broadway and the revival of A Chorus Line. She has also appeared on Broadway in Pippin (Astaire Award), Sweet Charity, Contact, Company, Damn Yankees, Carrie, Song & Dance and Cats.

As Roxie Hart, d'Amboise takes over for Chicago veteran Dylis Croman, who will play her final performance on Sunday, June 5. The cast also includes Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Latin & "Jane the Virgin" star Jaime Camil as Billy Flynn beginning May 31st, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton through June 5th and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

With a legendary score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history -- and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!

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.

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.

CHICAGO is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, with 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.

Photo by Jeremy Daniel