Chicago: Grammy Award winner artist Mýa has broken her foot, causing her Broadway debut as 'Velma Kelly' to be postponed.
The producers of the musical Chicago announced that the anticipated Broadway debut of Grammy Award winner Mýa has been postponed. The multi-platinum recording artist, who was set to begin a nine-week engagement as 'Velma Kelly' on 12 May 2008, has been sidelined with a broken foot.
ï¿½In the theatre industry, we are sometimes forced to deal with circumstances beyond our control,ï¿½ said produced Barry Weissler. ï¿½But speaking for the entire Chicago creative team, we all wish her a speedy recovery, and look forward to experiencing her portrayal of Velma Kelly as soon as possible.ï¿½
Additional information will be announced as it becomes available. The role of Velma Kelly is currently played by Brenda Braxton, who is scheduled to leave the show on 11 May 2008.
Chicago 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 to 1 Sep 2008.
Chicago also features Brenda Braxton as 'Velma Kelly,' Bianca Marroquin as 'Roxie Hart,' Kecia Lewis-Evans as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton,' Jeff McCarthy as Billy Flynn,' Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as 'Mary Sunshine.'
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.
Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.
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'.
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.
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