Chicago: Ron Orbach assumes the role of Amos Hart
Ron Orbach assumes the role of 'Amos Hart' this evening (28 Jan 2008) in the Broadway musical Chicago. Orbach assumes the role from Rob Bartlett who played his final performance on 27 Jan 2008.
Ron Orbach played the role of Amos Hart in the first national tour of Chicago. His Broadway credits include: 'Never Gonna Dance' (2003), 'Dance of the Vampires' (2002), 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' (1993).
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 1 Sep 2008.
Chicago also features Brenda Braxton as 'Velma Kelly,' Bianca Marroquin as 'Roxie Hart,' Roz Ryan as 'Matron 'Mama' Morton,' John Schneider as Billy Flynn,' 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. The show will celebrate its 11th anniversary on 14 Nov 2007.
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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