Chicago: Terra C. MacLeod assumes the role of 'Velma Kelly'

Terra C. MacLeod once again assumes the role of the merry murderess 'Velma Kelly,' in the Broadway company of Chicago on 27 Oct 2008.

MacLeod is returning to the role for a one-week engagement while Brenda Braxton is on vacation. Braxton returns to the show on 3 Nov 2008.

MacLeod has a long history with 'Velma Kelly,' having starred in the French world premieres of Chicago in Montreal (2003) and Paris (2004), in addition to subsequent engagements with the Broadway production and the national and international touring companies.

MacLeod's other recent stage credits include 'Gladys' in 'The Pajama Game' at Musical Theatre West (Los Angeles) and 'Adelaide' in 'Guys and Dolls' at the San Diego Musical Theatre. She is the recipient of the Jessie Richardson Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of 'Anita' in the Vancouver Arts Club production of 'West Side Story.'

Following her one-week return engagement on Broadway, MacLeod will go on to headline the upcoming 10th National Tour of Chicago, which launches on 11 Nov 2008 at the Belk Theatre in Charlotte, NC.

As previously announced Tom Hewitt assumes the role of slick criminal lawyer 'Billy Flynn' on 3 Nov 2008, and Charlotte d'Amboise will once again assume the role of 'Roxie Hart' on the same date.

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 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 Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), Michelle DeJean (Roxie Hart), Tom Wopat (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Raymond Bokhour (Amos Hart), 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 Broadway�s longest-running musical revival.

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