Chicago: HBO Soprano stars Aida Turturro & Vincent Pastore to join cast

HBO Sopranos stars Aida Turturro and Vincent Pastore are to join the cast of the Broadway musical Chicago, as 'Matron Mama Morton' and 'Amos Hart' respectively, for a limited egagement running from 19 Nov 2007 - 13 Jan 2008.

Aida Turturro is best known for playing Janice Soprano, the hard-edged sister of mob boss Tony Soprano, on the HBO series 'The Sopranos' a role which earned her Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2001 and 2007. Turturro made her Broadway debut as 'Eunice Hubbell'in the 1992 revival of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'.

Vincent Pastore will be making his Broadway debut in the musical. He was Sal in HBO's The Sopranos. Pastore has appeared in more than 30 feature films, including 'True Love' (co-starring Aida Turturro), 'Mickey Blue Eye's,' 'A Bronx Tale,' 'Two Family House'' etc. 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 29 Jun 2008 2007.

Chicago currently stars Brenda Braxton ( Velma Kelly), Michelle DeJean (Roxie Hart), Adriane Lenox (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Brian McKnight (Billy Flynn), Rob Bartlett (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (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 Broadway�s longest-running musical revival. The show will celebrate its 11th anniversary on 14 Nov 2007.

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 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'.

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.

Vincent Pastore as Amos Hart

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