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Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight

Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight

Lana's Broadway credits include Hadestown, The Lion King, and Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome back Lana Gordon in the role of "Velma Kelly" beginning tonight, Monday, November 21, 2022.

Lana's Broadway credits include Hadestown (Persephone), Chicago (Velma), The Lion King (Nala/Shenzie), Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Girl). NY: Hello Again. Tour/International: Hadestown (Persephone), Chicago (Velma), Hair (Dionne), West Side Story (Anita), Carmen Cubana (Carmen), Jazz at Lincoln Center. TV/Film: "America's Got Talent," NBC's "One Night Only," "Here Again," "Harlem Town," Cabin. Dance: Alvin Ailey Repertory, Dunham Company, Donald Byrd The Group. Grateful to God for every blessing. Special thanks to Matt and Kat at DGRW and Geoff at Soffer Entertainment.

This year (and every year), the producers of Chicago are also celebrating the work of Broadway legend John Kander, who co-wrote the score to Chicago with the late Fred Ebb. Kander has the distinction of having had a show running on Broadway every season for the last 50 years. He has had presence on Broadway since 1959 when he earned his first credit as the dance music arranger and rehearsal pianist on Gypsy.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

The current cast of Chicago features Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Charity Angél Dawson as Matron "Mama" Morton, Isaac Mizrahi as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes David Bushman, Christine Cornish, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto, and Brian Spitulnik.

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, Chicago features set design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer, casting by Stewart/Whitley and Executive Producer Alecia Parker.

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.


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