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CHICAGO - THE MUSICAL

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The musical, considered too dark when it failed in 1975, today seems right in keeping with hard-learned cynicism about the American justice system.

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Veteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart.

Spanger, who first made her Chicago debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway in 2002, returns to the production this fall in three limited starring engagements -- today, October 6, through the 26th, November 3-16 and December 1-21.

On Broadway, her credits include roles the original casts of Elf; Rock of Ages; The Wedding Singer (Drama Desk nomination) and the revival of Kiss Me, Kate; plus the Tony Award-winning productions of Urinetown and Sunset Boulevard.

Off-Broadway, Spanger originated the role of Susan in Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... Boom! Her regional and national touring credits include Rent, Chicago A Chorus Line and the world premiere of Robin and the Seven Hoods, directed by Casey Nicolaw.

Her television credits include "Bored To Death," "Royal Pains," "Law & Order: SVU," "Six Feet Under," "Michael and Michael Have Issues," "Ed," "Becker" and "Egg The Arts Show." Her films include Synecdoche, NY (Charlie Kaufman, dir.) and Reefer Madness The Musical.

Spanger leads the Broadway company of CHICAGO while Bianca Marroquin, the current Roxie Hart, hits the road to kick-off the first leg of the musical's 16th national touring production, set to play New Orleans (October 6-12), Nashville (October 21-26), San Francisco (November 7-16) and many more.

On Broadway, CHICAGO also stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and Carmen Ruby Floyd as Matron "Mama" Morton.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest running American musical in Broadway history. It is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. The Broadway revival is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com

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