'Chicago' - Brooke Shields to star as 'Roxie Hart

Brooke Shields as Roxie Hart

Brooke Shields will star as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago, from the 6 Sep - 30 Oct 2005. Ms Brooke has been playing the role of Roxie Hart in the London production of the musical since the 26 Apr, and will leave the London cast on the 30 Jul 2005.

Brooke Shields will star along side Luba Mason as Velma. The other current members of the cast Mary Testa (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Christopher McDonald (Billy Flynn), P.J. Benjamin (Amos), R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine) are likely to be replaced before Ms Brookes assumes the role of Roxie Hart from its current incumbent Charlotte d'Ambosie (Roxie Hart thru to the 5 Sep 2005).

Brooke Shields' Broadway credits include: 'Grease', 'Cabaret' and 'Exonerated', and she has recently finished a run in the Broadway musical 'Wonderful Town'. Her early films include 'Pretty Baby', 'Blue Lagoon', 'Endless Love' and 'King of the Gypsies'. More recently, her films have been 'Black and White', 'The Weekend', 'The Misadventures of Margaret', 'The Bachelor', 'Freeway' and the forthcoming 'Bob the Butler'. Her television includes her award-winning appearance in 'Friends' and her own long-running series 'Suddenly Susan'.

Chicago opened at the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003 and is currently booking to the 30 Oct 2005.

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

The musical exploration of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all those things that we hold dear to our hearts. CHICAGO follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. Featuring well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.

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