On January 30, an all-star roster of CHICAGO alumni celebrated CHICAGO's 'Facebook Fan Day,' a one-of-a-kind performance marking the first time in Broadway history that a production has given away its entire house to Facebook fans for FREE. Participants included Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (Broadway's original Velma Kelly), Vincent Pastore (Amos Hart), Tony Award winner Lillias White (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Roxie Hart), Brent Barrett (Billy Flynn), Rob Bartlett (Amos Hart), Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Carol Woods (Matron 'Mama' Morton) and many more, plus current CHICAGO stars Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Leigh Zimmerman (Velma Kelly), Colman Domingo (Billy Flynn), Robert Creighton (Amos Hart) and LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Matron 'Mama' Morton). Also in attendance were producer Barry Weissler, special guest hosts Julie James and Seth Rudetsky of SiriusXM Radio's 'On Broadway' channel, and over 1,000 of CHICAGO's top fans, all of whom are attending this very special performance for free. (more...)
Supermodel Christie Brinkley made her Broadway debut April 8 as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO at the Ambassador Theatre and recently sat down on 'The View' to talk about how she landed the role and the rehearsal process. She also talked about all the encouragement she's received from her parents. (more...)
Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi made her Broadway debut last week in Chicago as murderess 'Roxie Hart.' DioGuardi will play an 8 week limited engagement in the production. She recently stopped by 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' where she erformed a medley of 'Funny Honey' and 'Nowadays.' Click below to check out her performance! (more...)
Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi just made her Broadway debut in Chicago as murderess 'Roxie Hart.' DioGuardi will play an 8 week limited engagement in the production. DioGuardi is the latest addition to the roster of actresses who have graced Chicago's Broadway stage as Roxie Hart throughout the years, including Brooke Shields, Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth, AshLee Simpson, Michelle Williams, Christie Brinkley and Academy Award nominee Melanie Griffith.
Click below to hear her chat about her road to the Great White Way! (more...)
CHICAGO has just announced that past American Idol judge and current Roxie, Kara DioGuardi will judge a new contest titled 'Cellblock Idol,' in which fans can sing their favorite CHICAGO tunes and submit them through Youtube. The winner of the contest will be awarded a dinner a B. Smiths, tickets to the show, and a special meeting with Ms. DioGuardi! For additional deatils on the guidlines, visit the show's Facebook page. (more...)
Wendy Williams is set to make her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago, joining the long-running musical in the role of Cook County Jail's 'keeper of the keys'- Matron 'Mama' Morton. Her 7-week run will begin on June 25th and wrap up on August 11.
Currently, actress and Sirius/XM radio host Christine Pedi takes on the iconic role where she joins Chicago cast members Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly,Adam Pascal as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. In the video below, Pedi, Spanger, Wright & more give Williams advice for her big debut! (more...)
Kris Jenner, star of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on E!, admitted on Sunday to friend Jonathan Cheban and her daughter Kim Kardashian that she loves the song 'All That Jazz' and has been taking singing and dancing lessons in hopes of starring on Broadway in Chicago. Check out the clip below! (more...)
This week's event featured performances from the cast of CHICAGO, including: Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright, Carol Woods, David Bushman and Nathan Madden. Click below to watch clips from 'Me and My Baby,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'My Own Best Friend.' (more...)
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld was on hand to catch up with Brandy at a recent press preview - below, check out what she has to say about making her Broadway debut, and watch a performance sneak peek! (more...)
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held last week May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including Chicago's Brandy Norwood, who performed 'Roxy'- check it out below! (more...)
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! (more...)
Actress and DANCING WITH THE STARS winner Rumer Willis made her Broadway debut as 'Roxie Hart' in Broadway's Chicago just last week. She will now play a 6-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, November 1, 2015. She just stopped by GMA to chat with Robin Roberts about her debut and perform what else, but 'Roxie'. Check out a video, followed by photos from the appearance below! (more...)
Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes actress and TV sensation NeNe Leakes (Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'), returning to Broadway for four weeks only in the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton, through December 20, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)