Chicago: three principal cast members announced

Paige Davis, Terra C. MacLeod and Carol Woods will rejoin the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Chicago in Aug 2013, prior to heading out on the road in the show's newest national tour, which will begin on 31 Aug 2013 in Tacoma, Washington.

Davis will succeed Amy Spanger as 'Roxie Hart' beginning 13 Aug 2013 and continue performances through to 28 Aug2013.

Woods will play 'Mama Morton' from August 20-28, succeeding Russian singer Larisa Dolina who, as previously announced, will make her Broadway debut in the role from 13 - 18 Aug 2013.

MacLeod will star as 'Velma Kelly' from 13 - 18 Aug 2013, temporarily stepping in for longtime star Amra-Faye Wright. Wright is taking a leave of absence, returning to the Broadway company on 20 Aug 2013.

Chicago now stars Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), Paige Davis (Roxie Hart), Alexander Gemignani (Billy Flynn), Larisa Dolina (Mama Morton), Paul C. Vogt (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

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

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 22 Dec 2013.

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.

Paige Davis as RoxieCarol Woods as MamaTerra C. MacLeod as Velma

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