Shiri Maimon will Star in Chicago on Broadway
Months after reports first surfaced, Israeli singer Shiri Maimon confirmed that she will be taking on a starring role in the Broadway show Chicago this fall.
Maimon, who first came to fame in Israel on the first season of “Kochav Haba” in 2003, has become one of Israel’s most popular performing artists. In 2005 she represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest, coming in fourth place – Israel’s highest finish in the 21st century until this year.
Cady Huffman is headed back to Broadway with jazz shoes on. The Tony-winning super talent will take on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton in long-running hit Chicago beginning on April 23. She will succeed current star Valerie Simpson, who will play her final performance as planned on April 22. Huffman is a Tony winner for The Producers.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for Valerie Simpson — Even Chicago on Broadway
Theatermania.com – With her husband, the late Nickolas Ashford, singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson is responsible for a series of hits that defined a generation. At this point in her legendary career, Simpson has nothing to prove. And yet, she’s currently scaling a new mountain: Broadway. Through April 21, she can be seen having the time of her life as Mama Morton in Chicago.
Casting Complete for London Revival of Chicago, Starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ruthie Henshall
Playbill.com – Casting is now set for the upcoming London revival of Chicago, which begins performances March 26 at the Phoenix Theatre prior to an official opening April 11.
Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss Joins the Cast of Chicago on Broadway
People.com – Kandi Burruss is headed to Broadway! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Grammy-winning composer will play Matron Mama Morton in the long-running hit Chicago for a run from January 15 through March 11, 2018.
Todrick Hall to Make Broadway Return in Chicago
YouTube star and stage alum Todrick Hall will bring a lot of razzle-dazzle to Broadway later this month in the long-running hit Chicago. The star will appear as Billy Flynn for an engagement from November 30, 2017 through January 14, 2018.
Broadway’s Chicago Will Celebrate 90th Birthday of Composer John Kander
Playbill.com — Producers of the long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago announced March 17 that the record-breaking production will celebrate composer John Kander’s 90th birthday at the March 21 performance at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). That evening’s show will feature surprise appearances and special performances for Kander, who will be present.
Brandy Norwood to Star in Chicago at the Kennedy Center
Theatermania.com — Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood is set to play Roxie Hart in a limited two-week engagement of Chicago (National Tour) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 4-16.
LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR CHICAGO‘S FREE SUMMERSTAGE CONCERT
BroadwayWorld.com — Current cast members performing on this special night will be Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Jason Danieley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Mama Morton.
VIDEO: CHICAGO‘S AMRA-FAYE WRIGHT, BIANCA MARROQUIN, JAIME CAMIL MEET THEIR COUNTERPARTS FROM JAPAN’S TAKARAZUKA
BroadwayWorld.com — A welcoming committee consisting of Broadway’s Velma, Roxie and Billy Flynn, Amra-Faye Wright, Bianca Marroquín and Jaime Camil, dropped by for a visit and to pose with the ladies who will be taking on their roles uptown.
CHICAGO‘S JAIME CAMIL & BIANCA MARROQUIN MAKE BROADWAY HISTORY WITH THEIR FIRST BOW
Broadway.com — These long time pals make history as the first two Mexican performers to lead a Great White Way musical together.
BIANCA MARROQUíN AND JAIME CAMIL MAKE BROADWAY HISTORY
Playbill.com — The actress’ return will make Broadway history, marking the first time two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical.
HOTCHA! CHICAGO UNVEILS 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
Broadway.com — Chicago is celebrating its 20th anniversary year on Broadway and is planning to paint the town!
ORIGINAL CHICAGO CAST GETS TOGETHER
Lohud.com — The original 1996 cast met at Westchester Airport for a photoshoot celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the show.
JASON DANIELEY WILL BE CHICAGO’S NEXT BILLY FLYNN
BroadwayWorld.com — The Visit’s Jason Danieley will take on the role of Billy Flynn starting October 13th.
IVAN HERNANDEZ MAKES BROADWAY DEBUT AS BILLY FLYNN!
Playbill.com — Into the Woods and”Devious Maids” star steps into the role of Billy Flynn beginning Monday, June 15th.
VIDEO: MARCO ZUNINO JOINS CHICAGO CAST
Broadway.com — Chicago welcomes back Peruvian soap opera star Marco Zunino through June 14th only.
THE GIRL IS OURS! BRANDY NORWOOD, TV’S”CINDERELLA,” WILL MAKE BROADWAY DEBUT IN APRIL
Playbill.com — The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood to the Ambassador Theatre beginning April 28.
THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Chicago Star Bianca Marroquin Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
Playbill.com’s feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.
Bianca Marroquin and Carol Woods Return to CHICAGO
Latina stage and screen star Bianca Marroquin and theatre favorite Carol Woods return to the long-running, Tony-winning Broadway revival of CHICAGO March 31.
From Velma to Roxie to Mama
CHICAGO star Bebe Neuwirth looks back on 18 years in the cellblock.
Broadway’s Bebe Neuwirth has done it all
Broadway darling Bebe Neuwirth steps into the role of tough-talking prison matron Mama Morton in Kander and Ebb’s classic musical.
Photo Coverage: She’s Got Class!
Bebe Neuwirth returns to CHICAGO as Matron”Mama” Morton.
Tony Winner Bebe Neuwirth Will Return to Broadway’s Chicago in Third Role
Bebe Neuwirth, who won a 1997 Tony Award for her acclaimed portrayal of jazz-age killer Velma Kelly in the hit revival of CHICAGO and returned ten years later as merry murderess Roxie Hart, will now step into the role of Matron”Mama” Morton for an eight-week limited engagement.
Isn’t it Grand? Isn’t it Great?
CHICAGO celebrates 17 hot years on Broadway with a razzle dazzle toast.
You’ll Notice Him!
Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald will join Broadway’s CHICAGO as Amos Hart.
Roz Ryan Set to Make History in Broadway’s Chicago
On Oct. 21 Roz Ryan, who currently plays Matron”Mama” Morton in the Tony-winning revival of CHICAGO, will break a longtime company record with the most performances of any leading actress in that show’s 17-year run
They Had It Coming!
Bebe Neuwirth & the cast of CHICAGO celebrate 7,000 Broadway performances.
Broadway’s CHICAGO Celebrates 7,000th Performance Tonight
It’s the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It’s now in its 17th record-breaking year on the Great White Way. It’s been seen in over 30 countries and in 12 different languages worldwide since 1996.
Broadway’s Chicago to Welcome Ryan Silverman, Roz Ryan and Bianca Marroquin
Read more about the new cast members of CHICAGO.
It’s a Hot Night at Chicago
The long-running musical received an extra dose of sexy on July 9 when supermodel and former Roxie Hart Christie Brinkley came to check out the show.
PHOTO CALL: Wendy Williams Makes Broadway Debut in Chicago
Celebrated talk-show host and best-selling author Wendy Williams began her Broadway debut engagement as Matron”Mama” Morton in CHICAGO.
People Will Say They’re in Love…
Charlotte d’Amboise, the actress now playing Fastrada in Broadwayâ€™s â€œPippin,â€ thought that her romance with Terrence Mann would last about as long as an intermission.
Paul C. Vogt and Alexander Gemignani Will Join Broadway Cast of Chicago
The long-running, Tony-winning revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s CHICAGO will welcome two new leading men this month at the Ambassador Theatre.
Paige Davis Returns to Broadway’s Chicago
CHICAGO welcomes the return of Paige Davis in the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart.
Get a first look as Adam Pascal and Christine Pedi join CHICAGO on Broadway!
Kids’ Night on Broadway
The 2013 Kids’ Night on Broadway â€” the annual event that offers children a free ticket to a Broadway show when accompanied by a paying adult â€” is held Feb. 25-March 3.
Free Spotlight on Town Hall Concert
Spotlight on Town Hall, a free concert event featuring performances from CHICAGO and more, will be held March 28 at New York City’s The Town Hall.
Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Returns to the Cast of Broadway’s Chicago
Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber returns to the cast of the Broadway production.
CHICAGO Welcomes John O’Hurley, Charlotte d’Amboise, Bahiyah Hibah
Get to know the newest cast members of CHICAGO
The current Billy Flynn, Matthew Settle, will take part in a discussion and question-and-answer session.
What’s Up, Matthew Settle?
CHICAGO’s new Billy on his Broadway debut.
Singer Michelle Williams to Star in Broadway’s CHICAGO
Former Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams will see her name in lights next month when she high-kicks her way into the starring role of Roxie Hart in CHICAGO on Broadway.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Was Sensational!
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz CAN sing live â€” and you should see her do the Charleston! We were lucky enough to see Ashlee up close at last night’s performance of CHICAGO on Broadway, and she wowed us from her first wraspy note to her standing ovation-inspiring final bow.
Photo Coverage: Hello, Ashlee!
The name on everybody’s lips is gonna be… Ashlee.
Pop star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, who made her London stage debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO, reprises her performance for New York audiences in the Broadway cast of the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb musical.
Multi-platinum recording artist Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is making her Broadway stage debut in CHICAGO. BroadwayWorld.com’s cameras were there to capture her first curtain call!
Check out photos from the Ashlee Simpson-Wentz after-party.
She’s Got ‘Hart’
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is all jazzed up after making her Broadway debut as murderess Roxie Hart in CHICAGO.
Ashlee Simpson makes jazzy Broadway debut
“I’m m honored to be reprising my role as Roxie Hart, returning to the stage and joining this amazing cast,” she recently said.”Being on Broadway is a childhood dream come true.”
CHICAGO Celebrates 13 Years on Broadway
The hit revival of Kander and Ebb’s hit musical CHICAGO celebrated its 13th anniversary on Broadway the afternoon of Nov. 14.
From Melrose Place to Broadway
After moving out of Melrose Place, Ashlee Simpson is ready to take on Broadway.
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz to Join Cast of Broadway’s CHICAGO
Pop star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, who made her London stage debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO, will reprise her performance for New York audiences when she joins the Broadway cast of the Tony-winning Kander and Ebb musical later this month.
CHICAGO at Broadway on Broadway
Broadway performers took their shows from the stages to the streets of Times Square Sunday as the Great White Way prepares for a new theater season.
Dancing with Roxie on The Early Show
The Insider’s Samantha Harris is starring in the musical CHICAGO on Broadway. She gave Maggie Rodriguez a Broadway dance lesson.
Posing with the Stars! Samantha Harris’ CHICAGO Photo Shoot
You know her as the co-host of Dancing with the Stars and for her job as a correspondent for TV’s The Insider, but now vivacious go-getter Samantha Harris has a new gig.
Before Grey’s Anatomy, CHICAGO star Chandra Wilson was a Broadway Baby
Theater fans weren’t a bit surprised to hear that Wilson was swapping her scrubs for a sexy black pantsuit as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in CHICAGO.
This spring, Sofía Vergara, one of the hottest Hispanic TV stars and one of the most beloved personalities of the Latino world, will make her Broadway stage debut as Matron”Mama” Morton, the reigning cellblock diva of the hit musical CHICAGO for a five-week limited engagement.
CHICAGO Comes to Washington, DC
Every year, dozens of touring performers bring their out-of-a-suitcase lifestyle to Washington.
Backstage with the cast of CHICAGO!
Go behind the scenes with the cast of CHICAGO.
The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce additional offerings for its expanded”Talkback Tuesdays” program, the new series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical.
Melora Hardin “Talkback Tuesdays” video feature on BroadwayWorld.com
A recent ‘Talkback Tuesdays’ featured a post-show conversation with actress Melora Hardin. BWW TV was there to share in the fun as Melora discussed being a part of the hit Kander & Ebb musical!
BroadwayWorld.com’s “Photo Flash” feature with Melora
On Monday, December 29, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome Melora Hardin to the starring role of Roxie Hart for a seven-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre.
Tom Hewitt stars as Billy Flynn Beginning November 3rd!
Tom Hewitt, who received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his performance in The Rocky Horror Show, will join the cast of the Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s CHICAGO in November.
Charlotte d’Amboise Returns as Roxie November 3rd!
Charlotte d’Amboise, who received a Tony nomination for her performance as Cassie in the recent revival of A Chorus Line, will return to the Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s CHICAGO in November.
Costume Designer William Ivey Long at Talkback Tuesdays this month!
Following the Oct. 28 performance of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre, five-time Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long will take part in a discussion and question-and-answer session.
Talkback with CHICAGO Director Walter Bobbie This Month!
Entitled “Talkback Tuesdays,” the new monthly series will kick off with Tony-winning CHICAGO director Walter Bobbie. The discussion will also feature a question-and-answer session with members of the cast.
CHICAGO Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with the return of Bianca Marroquin as Roxie!
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Broadway’s CHICAGO will welcome back Mexican actress Bianca Marroquin to the role of merry murderess Roxie Hart beginning Sept. 15.
CHICAGO welcomes back Tom Wopat as Billy Flynn
Tom Wopat, a 2008 Tony nominee for his performance in A Catered Affair, which ended its run July 27, returns to the Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb’s CHICAGO at the Ambassador Theatre July 29.
Interview with CHICAGO Dance Captain Gabriela Garcia
Playbill.com answers your (and sometimes our own) theatre-related questions.
Good day, CHICAGO: Jodi Applegate takes her bow on Broadway
Jodi Applegate said she isn’t afraid of flopping when she makes in her Broadway debut today in CHICAGO.
Bianca Marroquin Feature Interview on PeopleEnEspanol.com ENGLISH / SPANISH
The first Mexican ever to have a leading role on Broadway let us hang out in her dressing room as she got ready to hit the stage.