Chicago: Michelle DeJean and Raymond Bokhour to join cast
Michelle DeJean returns to the role of merry murderess 'Roxie Hart' in the Broadway musical Chicago on 29 Sep 2008.
DeJean depated the role on 14 Sep 2008, while Mexican stage actress Bianca Marroquin assumed the role to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Marroquin plays her final performance on 28 Sep 2008.
Michelle DeJean made her Broadway debut as an ensemble member in Chicago, and later went on to play the role of 'Mona' as well as 'Roxie.'
Raymond Bokhour will once again play the role of 'Amos Hart' from 28 Sep 2008, assuming the role from Kevin Chamberlin who plays his final performance on 27 Sep 2008.
Bokhour played the role of 'Amos' earlier this year. He made his Broadway debut in the role in 2001.
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 through to 4 Jan 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 currently stars Brenda Braxton (Velma Kelly), Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Tom Wopat (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Kevin Chamberlin (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine)
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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