Charlotte d’Amboise to return to 'Chicago' as Roxie Hart
Bianca Marroquín will also play Velma Kelly until March.
The Tony-nominated actress Charlotte d’Amboise will reprise the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago from 10 January. d'Amboise takes over the role from Ana Villafañe. Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre, and Chicago tickets are on sale now.
d’Amboise first played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago 25 years ago, appearing in the first Chicago national tour. She then first played Roxie on Broadway in 1999, and has appeared in Chicago for limited engagements over the last two decades. The new engagement marks d’Amboise return to Chicago since theatres reopened in fall 2021.
Bianca Marroquín will continue in the production to March 13. The cast includes Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Jennifer Fouché as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine, David Bushman, C. Caballero, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto, Christine Cornish Smith and Brian Spitulnik.
Chicago follows wannabe vaudeville star, Roxie Hart, who finds herself becoming a media sensation after her lawyer, Billy Flynn, transforms her court case. Chicago is Broadway’s second-longest-running show, behind The Phantom of the Opera.
Chicago features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Walter Bobbie directs, with choreography by Ann Reinking, set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Photo credit: Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart and Bianca Marriquin as Velma Kelly (Photos by Jeremy Daniel and Julienta Cervantes)