Chicago welcomes back Marco Zunino from 1 June 2015


Latin-American star Marco Zunino returns to the role of Billy Flynn in Kander & Ebb's musical Chicago for a limited 16 performances only, from 1 to 14 June 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Zunino made his Broadway debut in the same role from January to March 2012. He has previously appeared in Latin American productions of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (as Jesus), 'West Side Story' (as Tony), 'Rent' (as Roger), 'Cabaret' (as Emcee), and 'The Boy from Oz' (as Peter Allen). Following this limited engagement on Broadway, Zunino will reprise his performance in Chicago for the seven week English language engagement at The National Theater of Korea in Seoul, South Korea, from 20 June to 8 August 2015.

The current principal cast of Chicago features Brandy Norwood (Roxie Hart), Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), John Dossett (Billy Flynn), Raymond Bokhour (Amos Hart), NaTasha Yvette Williams (Matron Mama Morton), and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, Broadway's longest-running musical revival, as well as the longest-running American show in Broadway history. It has been playing on Broadway since 14 November 1996, and it moved to its current home, the Ambassador Theatre, on the 29 January 2003.

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 the well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.

The musical features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb. The revival production is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Scott Lehrer.

Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. The show is currently booking to 10 January 2016.

- by Tom Millward

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