Tony-Nominee Robyn Hurder Extends CHICAGO Run

The Tony Award-nominee will continue in the role of “Velma Kelly” through Sunday, September 15, 2024 at the Ambassador Theatre.

By: Jun. 12, 2024
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Chicago on Broadway has just announced that Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise, Moulin Rouge! The Musical) has extended her stay on the cell block!

Robyn will continue in the role of “Velma Kelly” through Sunday, September 15, 2024 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Hurder previously appeared in the ensemble of Chicago as Mona and covered the role of Roxie Hart. Chicago is Broadway’s longest running American musical in Broadway history. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

Most recently, Robyn Hurder appeared as Marcia Murphy in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical (Drama Desk nominee, Chita Rivera Awards winner). Prior to that, she earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Nini in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. In addition to Chicago, her other Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie), Grease (Marty), The Wedding Singer (Holly cover) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Violet). She's appeared at New York City Center Encores! in A Chorus Line (Cassie), The New Yorkers (Lola) and Paint Your Wagon (Cherry). Her touring credits include A Chorus Line (Cassie), Spamalot and Starlight Express (Pearl). Regionally she's appeared as Lois Lane in Kiss Me, Kate at Shakespeare Theatre Company (Helen Hayes & Emery Battis Awards) and at the 5th Avenue Theatre (Gregory Award Nominee), and Polly Baker in Crazy for You at Drury Lane Theatre. Film/TV: “Fosse/Verdon” (FX).


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 Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Robyn Hurder as Velma Kelly, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes Eddie BennettDavid Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jeff Gorti, Jaquez, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Celina Nightengale, Kristen Faith Oei, Jermaine R. Rembert, Mikayla Renfrow, Rachel Shur, Colt Adam Weiss and Matthew Winnegge.

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 ARC/Duncan Stewart, CSA & Patrick Maravilla 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.