'Chicago:' P.J. Benjamin returns to the role of Amos
P.J. Benjamin returns to the role of Amos in the musical Chicago tonight (23 May), at the Ambassador Theatre, where he will remain until the 4 Sep 2005. He assumes the role from Ray Bokhour.
The role of Amos includes the song "Mr Cellophane", which is song in the second act and is one of the highlight's of this Kander and Ebb's musical.
P.J. Benjamin joins a cast that features Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Mary Testa as Matron "Mama" Morton, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine and Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn.
P.J. Benjamin's Broadway credits include: 'Torch Song Trilogy', 'Pippin', 'Charlie and Algernon', 'Sarava', 'Wind in the Willows', 'Ain't Broadway Grand' and 'The Pajama Game.'
Chicago originally opened at the Richard Rodgers on the 14 Nov 1996, then transferred to the Shubert on the 11 Feb 1997 before transferring to it's current home, the Ambassador Theatre where it is currently booking to the 14 Aug 2005.
Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb. It is directed by Walter Bobbie and has choreography by Ann Reinking
The musical exploration of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery -- all those things that we hold dear to our hearts. 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'.
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