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Chicago: Roz Ryan plays Mama Morton for 1 week

Roz Ryan returns to the role of 'Mamma Morton' for one week from 5 - 11 Dec 2011 in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Chicago, covering for Carol Woods who is on leave, returning to the show on 12 Dec 2011.

This is Ryan's tenth appearance as Matron "Mama" Morton, a role she first played in 2002. Ryan's other Broadway credits include: 'Ain't Misbehavin' (1978), 'Dreamgirls' (1981), 'One Mo' Time' (2002) and 'The Pajama Game' (2006 revival). She is known to many as 'Amelia Hetebrink' from the NBC series "Amen."

Chicago now features Bahiyah Hibah (Velma Kelly), Charlotte d'Amboise (Roxie Hart), John O'Hurley (Billy Flynn), Chris Sullivan (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003, where it is now booking through to 1 Jul 2012.

Celebrating fifteen years on the Great White Way, Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival, as well as the longest-running American show in Broadway history.

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 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 Broadway's longest-running musical revival.

Roz Ryan as Mama Morton

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