Chicago: Paige Davis returns as Roxie Hart

Television star and author Paige Davis returns to the role of merry murderess 'Roxie Hart' in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago, from 18 Apr - 26 May 2013. Davis assumes the role from Amy Spanger, who played her final performance on 17 Apr 2013.

Davis, best known as the star of the TV design-reality show, "Trading Spaces," made her debut as 'Roxie Hart' in the Broadway company of Chicago in 2004, and has also performed in the U.S. national tour, Las Vegas and Portugal productions. She was last seen on Broadway starring as 'Gloria' in 'Boeing-Boeing.'

Chicago now stars Amra-Fay Wright (Velma Kelly), Paige Davis (Roxie Hart), Adam Pascal (Billy Flynn), *Christine Pedi (Mama Morton), Raymond Bokhor (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
*Wendy Williams assumes the role of 'Mamma Morton' from 25 Jun 2013.

Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, 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 01 Sep 2013.

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.

Paige Davis as Roxie Hart

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