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Chicago: Rob Bartlett plays Amos Hart

Rob Bartlett assumes the role of Amos Hart, the downtrodden husband of Roxie Hart, in Chicago from the 11 Sep. He assumes the role from Kevin Chamberlin. He will continue in the role through to the 30 Dec 2006.

This will be Rob Bartlett's third stint at playing Amos Hart in the Broadway production. He first played the role for fourteen weeks in 2002, and again for 17 weeks in 2003/2004.

Mr Bartlett last appeared on Broadway when he played 'Speed' in the revival of The Odd Couple which closed in June this year. His other Broadway credits include 'Herman' in the revival of Sweet Charity (2005) and 'Mushnik' in Little Shop of Horrors (2003). He made his Broadway debut in 1998 when he starred as himself in the comedy More to Love, which he also wrote.

Chicago currently features Usher (Billy Flynn), Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Lillias White as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

The musical 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 the 25 Mar 2007.

The show 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 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'.

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.

Rob Bartlett

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