Chicago: Terra C. MacLeod returns to 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 24 Aug 2009, assuming the role from Amra-Faye Wright.

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 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.'

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 20 Dec 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 now stars Terra C. Macleod (Velma Kelly), Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Jerry Springer (Billy Flynn - Springer will not perform on 24 & 31 Aug), Roz Ryan (Mama Morton), Ray Bokhour (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 Broadway�s longest-running musical revival.

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