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Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Will Return to Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Mama Morton' in January

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth returns to the scene of the crime, where the gin is cold and the piano's hot: Broadway's record-breaking smash-hit musical Chicago.

Neuwirth, who won a 1997 Tony Award for her acclaimed portrayal of jazz-age killer Velma Kelly and returned ten years later as merry murderess Roxie Hart, is now set to make Broadway history in the role of Matron "Mama" Morton for an eight-week limited engagement through Sunday, March 9 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.)

"Simply put, Bebe Neuwirth is Chicago," said producer Barry Weissler. "When the revival opened 17 years ago, Bebe was honored with a Tony Award, an Astaire Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Award for her unequalled performance as Velma Kelly. Hers was the performance of the season, and it made an indelible and lasting mark in the history of Broadway theatre.

"Ten years later, she rejoined the company to star as Roxie Hart, and the results were equally spectacular. And this January she's back again, now as Matron 'Mama' Morton, making her the first leading lady in Broadway history to play all three principal roles. I'll say it again: Bebe Neuwirth isCHICAGO."

Bebe Neuwirth's other Broadway credits include The Addams Family (Morticia), Fosse(Principal), A Chorus Line (Sheila), Little Me (Monique), Dancin' (Principal), Sweet Charity (Nickie, Tony Award) and Damn Yankees (Lola).

Off-Broadway, she has starred in Terrence McNally's Golden Age (Manhattan Theatre Club), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Classic Stage Company), Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center), Here Lies Jenny (Zipper Theater), Ashley Montana... (Flea Theater) andWriter's Block (Atlantic Theater). In London's West End, she starred in the title role inKiss of the Spider Woman.

Her television credits include her two-time Emmy Award winning performance as Dr. Lilith Sternin in "Cheers" and "Frasier," Tabba Schwartzkopf in "Wild Palms," Dorothy Parker in "Dash and Lily" (Emmy nomination), D.A. Tracey Kibre in "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" and Caroleine in "Bored to Death."

Her film credits include Green Card, Summer of Sam, Celebrity, Liberty Heights, Bugsy, Jumanji, The Faculty, Adopt a Sailor, The Paint Job, Fame and many more.

Her concert credits include "Bebe Sings Weill and Kander & Ebb" and her "Stories with Piano" series, among others. She is the recipient of the 2006 Rolex Dance Award, the 2007 Dance Magazine Award, and she is an Honorary Ziegfeld Girl. She recently performed her acclaimed solo show at 54 Below and released her new CDs Stories...in NYC: Live at 54 Below (2013) and Porcelain (2011).

On Broadway, Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton. Roz Ryan returns as Matron "Mama" Morton for one week, January 6-12.

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