Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's Chicago, 8 July

Bianca Marroquin returns to the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre from 8 July 2014.

She returns to the role after a brief break, where she was replaced by Lindsay Roginski who made her Broadway debut in the role from 30 June through 6 July 2014. Marroquin was the first Mexican actress to have a starring role on Broadway and one of the youngest actresses to play Roxie Hart in Chicago. Her other stage credits include the Mexican productions of 'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Sound of Music' and 'Mary Poppins'.

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 Nov 1996, it moved to its current home, the Ambassador Theatre, on the 29 Jan 2003.

The current cast also includes Amra-Fay Wright (Velma Kelly), Brent Barrett (Billy Flynn), Christopher Fitzgerald (Amos Hart), R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine) and Carol Wood (Matron "Mama" Morton).

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'.

Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.

The musical 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.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Bianca Marroquin as Roxy in the Broadway production of Chicago

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