Broadway's record-breaking musical smash Chicago
welcomed television icon John Schneider to the company in the role of slick
criminal lawyer Billy Flynn for a nine-week limited engagement beginning Monday, January
14, 2008 through Sunday, March 16 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.)
Chicago is also pleased to welcome back three
of its veteran performers – Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Rob Bartlett as
Amos Hart and Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton, to be joined by Brenda Braxton
as Velma Kelly.
John Schneider is a celebrated star of stage and screen, in
addition to being an accomplished recording artist and philanthropist.
Television audiences will quickly recognize Schneider from his roles in
"Nip/Tuck," "Smallville," and as Bo Duke in the internationally acclaimed
television series "The Dukes of Hazzard." This March, he will appear in the new
HBO drama series "12 Miles of Bad
Now celebrating eleven glorious years of girls, guns, glitz
and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical Chicago is currently the eighth
longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's
longest-running musical revival…and it still shows no sign of ever slowing
"Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago
is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously
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," explain press notes.
for more information. Chicago plays
on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). The regular performance
schedule is as follows: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8PM; Tuesday
and Sunday evenings at 7PM; Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2PM.
Tickets are scaled at $59 - $111.50 (all ticket prices
include a $1.50 facility fee) and are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre
Box Office. Regular Box Office hours are 10AM-8PM. Tuesdays through Saturdays,
and noon to 7PM Sundays.
Photos by Peter James Zielinski