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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."
Actress and TV sensation Paige Davis is set to return to the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago in the role of "Roxie Hart" beginning Sunday, January 31st. Broadway's longest running American musical and now celebrating its 20th year, Chicago is playing at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).
Chicago also currently stars international stage sensation Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
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.
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.
Photo by Jeremy Daniel
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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