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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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MASSAN Star Charlotte Kate Fox to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO This Fall

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Charlotte Kate Fox, the American-born star of the popular NHK TV series "Massan," making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart for 16 performances only, November 2 to November 15, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).

Raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Charlotte Kate Fox appeared in regional stage productions and smaller independent films before she landed the role of Ellie on the NHK Japanese morning drama "Massan." The show completed its 150-episode run earlier this year. Her role required that Fox, having no prior experience in the language, deliver her lines entirely in Japanese. Following her stint on Broadway, Fox will reprise her performance in the English language production of Chicago in Japan at the Theater Orb in Tokyo, December 4 through 23 and at the Umeda Art Theater in Osaka, December 26 and 27.

Chicago currently stars Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart (Rumer Willis starting Sept. 14, 2015), Carly Hughes (through Sept. 4) as Velma Kelly, Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

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.

Tickets for Chicago are available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, and in-person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY) box office. Regular box office hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 pm Sunday.

Photo by Junji Ishiguro

Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com

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