Chicago: Terra C. MacLeod return as Velma Kelly

Terra C. MacLeod returns to the role of 'Velma Kelly' on 10 May 2010 in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago, for a eight-week engagement ending on 27 Jun 2010. MacLeod assumes the role from Brenda Braxton who played her final performance on 9 May 2010.

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 prior engagements with the Broadway production and the national and international touring productions. She recently made her West End debut as 'Velma Kelly 'at London's Cambridge Theatre, a two-month engagement that concluded on 6 Feb 2010.

In other casting news R. Lowe returns to the role of 'Mary Sunshine,' a role he temporarily left on 18 Apr 2010. D. Vogel covered the role during his absence.

Chicago now stars Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), Ruthie Henshall (Roxie Hart), Matthew Settle (Billy Flynn), Terri White (Mama Morton), Ray Bokhour (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

Now celebrating thirteen 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 period through to 5 Sep 2010.

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.

Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly

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