Chicago: R. Lowe assumes the role of Mary Sunshine
R. Lowe once again assumes the role of 'Mary Sunshine' when she joins the cast of the Broadway musical Chicago this evening (08 Jul 2008), assuming the role from D. Micciche who played her final performance on 7 Jul 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 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 **Nancy Lemenager (Velma Kelly), **Michelle DeJean (Roxie Hart), *Jeff McCarthy (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Matron 'Mama' Morton), *Raymond Bokhour (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
Note: Nancy Lemenager, Michelle DeJean, Jeff McCarthy and Raymond Bokhour all leave the show on 13 Jul 2008.
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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