Chicago: Raymond Bokhour to play 'Amos Hart'
Raymond Bokhour is to join the cast of the Broadway musical Chicago on 28 Apr 2008, succeeding Ron Orbach in the role of 'Roxie Hart's' all-but-invisible husband, 'Amos.'
In 2001, Bokhour made his Broadway debut as 'Amos,' a role which he also performed in the national touring production, earning a Helen Hayes Award nomination.
As previously announced Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Mýa will assume the role of 'Velma Kelly' from Brenda Braxton on 12 May 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 31 Aug 2008.
Chicago also currently features Brenda Braxton as 'Velma Kelly,' Bianca Marroquin as 'Roxie Hart,' Jeff McCarthy as 'Billy Flynn,' Kecia Lewis-Evans as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton,' Ron Orbach as 'Amos Hart' and R. Lowe as '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 Broadwayï¿½s longest-running musical revival.
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 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'.
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.
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