Pose and American Horror Story star Angelica Ross plays her final performance as Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago November 6 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Ross, who began performances September 12, played an eight-week limited engagement in the long-running production. She joined a small group of openly Trans performers to play principals on Broadway, including Wicked's Alexandra Billings, A Strange Loop's L Morgan Lee, Head Over Heels' Peppermint, and Straight White Men's Kate Bornstein.
Tony-winning producer and Tony-nominated actor Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along…, The Color Purple, Hamilton) and Evan Harrington also conclude their current runs in the roles of, respectively, Billy Flynn and Amos Hart November 6.
Beginning November 7, Chicago will welcome fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi in his Broadway debut as Amos plus the returns of two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise (A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins' Broadway) and Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Passion) as Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn.
The current cast of Chicago also features Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Charity Angél Dawson as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
The ensemble includes David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto, Christine Cornish Smith, and Brian Spitulnik.
The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre November 14, 1996, where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre, and played that house through January 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre January 29 that year.
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Since its debut in 1996, Chicago has played in 36 countries and been seen by 33 million people worldwide. It is now the second-longest running show in Broadway history (after The Phantom of the Opera).
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With a book by the late Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by the late Ann Reinking, set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
The current production, produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Bobbie, lighting designer Billington, and Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Fosse.