Chicago: Christie Brinkley to reprise role as Roxie

Supermodal Christie Brinkley, who made her Broadway debut as merry murderess 'Roxie Hart' in 2011, is to reprise the role in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago for a three-week limited engagement, from 6 - 27 Apr 2011.

Following her Broadway return, Brinkley will then take Roxie Hart "on the road" as she makes her Broadway National Tour debut with CHICAGO Brinkley is a supermodel, artist, writer, photographer, designer, actress, philanthropist environmentalist and political activist.

On the big screen, she made her acting debut in 1983 opposite Chevy Chase in the feature film 'National Lampoon's Vacation' and its 1997 sequel, 'Vegas Vacation.' She has also appeared in Billy Joel's music videos "Uptown Girl," "Keeping the Faith" and "All About Soul," as well as Mick Jones' music video "Just Wanna Hold."

On television, she has appeared on NBC's "Mad About You" and hosted Lifetime Television's "InStyle Celebrity Weddings." She has also been featured in Vh1's "Pop Culture Icons" series.

Chicago currently features Bahiyah Hibah (Velma Kelly), Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Marco Zuzino (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Mama Morton), Chris Sullivan (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

Now in its sixteenth year 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, 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 1 Jul 2012.

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 fouth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.

Christie Brinkley as Roxie Hart

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