Chicago: Bryn Dowling assumes the role of 'Roxie,' Tom Hewitt to return as 'Billy Flynn'
Bryn Dowling assumes the role of 'Roxie Hart' when she returns to the Broadway musical Chicago on 23 Feb 2009. She assumes the role of 'Roxie' from Charlotte d'Amboise who played her final performance on 22 Feb 2009
Dowling as previously understudied the role of 'Roxie' on Broadway, as well as performed the roles of 'Hunyak' and 'Mona.' Her other Broadway credits include 'The Producers' (Ensemble/Usherette: 2001) and 'The Frogs' (mulitple: 2004).
Chicago now stars Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Bryn Dowling (Roxie Hart), Tom Wopat (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Scott Davidson (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
In further casting news Tom Hewitt will temporarily play the role of 'Billy Flynn' from 2 - 22 Mar 2009, stepping in for Tom Wopat who will return to the cast on 23 Mar 2009.
A Broadway regular, Tom Hewitt received a Tony nomination for his performance as 'Frank N. Furter' in 'The Rocky Horror Show' (2000 revival). His other Broadway credits include 'Dracula, The Musical' (2004), 'The Boys form Syracuse' (2002 revival), 'The Lion King' (1997); 'The School for Scandal' (1995 revival) and 'The Sisters Rosenzweig.' (1993).
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 where it is currently booking through to 28 Jun 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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