Cady Huffman joins the cast of Chicago as Matron 'Mama' Morton

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman begins performances at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre tonight.

Cady Huffman

The Broadway company of Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago welcomes a new Countess of the Clink to the Ambassador Theatre tonight, as Tony Award winner Cady Huffman assumes the role of Matron 'Mama' Morton. Legendary singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson played her final performance on April 22.

Ms. Huffman won a Tony Award for her performance as Ulla in The Producers in 2001 and previously earned a Tony nomination for The Will Rogers Follies in 1991. Her other Broadway credits include The NanceDame Edna: The Royal TourSteel PierBig Deal, and La Cage aux Folles.

The principal Broadway cast of Chicago currently includes Bianca Marroquín (as Roxie Hart), Amra-Faye Wright (as Velma Kelly), Chaz Lamar Shepherd (as Billy Flynn), Evan Harrington (as Amos Hart), Tony Award winner Cady Huffman (as Matron 'Mama' Morton), and R. Lowe (as Mary Sunshine).

Directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, Chicago features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.

The Broadway revival of Chicago began previews at the Ambassador Theatre on October 23, 1996, officially opening on November 14.

Synopsis: "Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public." The show features such showtune classics as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle", and "Mr. Cellophane", among many others.

The creative team features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including "Best Musical Revival," and the winner of the Grammy Award for "Best Musical Cast Recording."

Chicago Tickets are available now for performances through to March 31, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)