Chicago: Bonnie Langford plays 'Roxie' for one week
Bonnie Langford temporarily plays the role of 'Roxie Hart' for one week from 29 Jun - 5 Jul 2009 in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago, replacing Bryn Dowling who played her final performance on 28 Jun 2009. As previously announced Samantha Harris assumes the role from 7 Jul 2009.
Bonnie Langford has previously played the role of 'Roxie' on three occasions in the musical's London production. This will be her second appearance on a Broadway stage, she made her debut as 'Baby June' in the 1974 revival of 'Gypsy.' In London she starred as 'Charity Hope Valentine' in the 1998 production of 'Sweet Charity.'
Chicago now stars Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Bonnie Langford (Roxie), Tom Hewitt (Billy Flynn), Chandra Wilson (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Tom Riis Farrell (Amos) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
Now celebrating twelve years on the Great White Way, Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.
The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003. The musical has recently extended its booking period through to 20 Dec 2009.
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. It is the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadwayï¿½s longest-running musical revival.
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