Chicago: Scott Davidson assumes the role of 'Amos Hart'
Scott Davidson plays the downtrodden husband 'Amos Hart' in the Broadway company of Chicago on 8 Dec 2008. He assumes the role from Raymond Bokhour who played his final performance on 7 Dec 2008.
Davidson has been the understudy for the roles of Edna and Wilbur Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray. He has appeared in the National Tour oriductions of 'The Producers,' 'Master Class,' and 'Joseph and his Techicolor Dreamcoat.
As previously announced, Melora Hardin assumes the role of 'Roxie Hart' from 29 Dec 2008.
Now celebrating twelve 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.
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 currently booking through to 28 Jun 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 Brenda Braxton (Velma Kelly), Charlotte d'Amboise (Roxie Hart), Tom Hewitt (Billy Flynn), LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Scott Davidson (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
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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