Chicago: Amra-Fay Wright and Carol woods

Longtime star Amra-Faye Wright returns to the role of 'Velma Kelly' on 20 Aug 2013 in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Chicago. Wright has a long association with the show, having first played the role of 'Velma' on Broadway in 2006.

Wright took a leave of absence from the role from 13 - 18 Aug 2013, durng her leave Terra C. MacLeod covered the role.

Carol Woods also temporarily returned to the role of 'Mama Morton' on 20 Aug 2013, for a short engagement ending on 28 Aug 2013. Morton succeeds Russian singer Larisa Dolina whose one week limited enagement ended on the 18 Aug 2013.

As previously reported, Paige Davis, who currently stars as 'Roxie Hart,' Terra C. MacLeod and Carol Woods are heading out on the road in the show's newest national tour, which will begin on 31 Aug 2013 in Tacoma, Washington.

Chicago now stars Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Paige Davis (Roxie Hart), Alexander Gemignani (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Mama Morton), Paul C. Vogt (Amos Hart) 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.

The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003, where it is currently booking period through to 22 Dec 2013.

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.

Amra-Faye Wright as Velma KellyCarol Woods as Mama Morton

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