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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.
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago has announced that, by popular demand, Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood has extended her run as Roxie Hart through Sunday, August 2, 2015 only at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).
A Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actress, Brandy Norwood has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. She first stole our hearts with her multi-platinum self-titled debut album featuring the hit single "I Wanna Be Down." Her record "The Boy Is Mine" is the longest running number-one song and best-selling duet of all time. As an actress, Brandy has starred in her own sitcom, "Moesha," and made history in Disney's television film Cinderella as its first black princess, starring alongside her icon Whitney Houston. She recently received a 2014 NAACP Image Award for her role as Chardonnay on BET's "The Game." For more information, visit her website at www.4everbrandy.com.
Chicago also currently stars international stage sensation Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Latin-American star Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn (thru June 14), 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.
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 Credit: Jason Bell
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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