Veronica Dunne returns to Chicago on Broadway
Dunne reprises the role of Roxie Hart for a 6-week limited engagement through to March 24, 2019 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne, who previously made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago in October 2016, reprises the role for a 6-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre tonight, as scheduled, and remains with the production through to March 24, 2019.
Ms. Dunne is best known for her TV role as Marisa Clark in the Disney Channel's "K.C. Undercover." Other screen credits include "The Ninth Passenger," "Locker Love," "The Couch," "Our Wild Hearts," and "Kickin' It." Her previous regional stage credits include Cinderella, Cabaret, Into The Woods, and The Black Suits.
Check out our interview with Ms. Dunne from her Broadway debut engagement.
The principal Broadway cast currently includes Veronica Dunne (as Roxie Hart), Amra-Faye Wright (as Velma Kelly), Tom Hewitt (as Billy Flynn), Raymond Bokhour (as Amos Hart), NaTasha Yvette Williams (as Matron 'Mama' Morton), and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
As previously announced, Japanese star Ryoko Yonekura is also set to re-assume the role of Roxie Hart for 16 performances only from July 1 to July 14, 2019.
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.
Synopsis: "Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids."
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.
The Broadway revival of Chicago began previews at the Ambassador Theatre on October 23, 1996, officially opening on November 14, 1996. The production went on to become the winner of six Tony Awards (including "Best Musical Revival") and the winner of the Grammy Award for "Best Musical Cast Recording," with the tuner featuring such showtune classics as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle," and "Mr. Cellophane," among others.
Chicago is produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler.
Chicago Tickets are available now for performances through to September 29, 2019.
(Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)