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IS EVERYBODY HERE?! IS EVERYBODY READY?!!! It has just been announced that Celebrated Opera star and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot (Broadway’s Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific) is set to return to the long running revival of Chicago when Broadway returns next month. The acclaimed Brazilian Baritone will once again take on the iconic role of THE SILVER TOUNGED PRINCE OF THE COURTROOM himself, “Billy Flynn”.
Szot previously played the role for a 4 week limited engagement back in 2019. He initially was scheduled to return for a full limited Spring engagement back in 2020. However, CHICAGO like most Broadway shows got abruptly shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
He joins the full previously announced casting of….
Bianca Marroquin who will now graduate from playing “Roxie Hart” after over 20 YEARS and 4,000 performances to now playing the role of Queen MERRY MURDERESS herself “Velma Kelly”,
Ana VillafaƱe (Broadway’s ON YOUR FEET and TV’s New Amsterdam and the upcoming Night Court) will step into the role of aspiring vaudeville star turned killer “Roxie Hart”,
Tony winning legend Lillias White (Broadway’s Barnum, Dreamgirls, Cats, Carrie, The Life, Once On This Island, Fela along with various films and TV shows) will return to the long-running production playing THE KEEPER OF THE KEYS, THE COUNTESS OF THE CLINK, and the MISTRESS OF MURDEROUS ROW herself “Matron “Mama” Morton”,
longtime cast member Ray Bokhour will return as MR. CELLOPHANE himself “Amos Hart”,
longtime cast member Ryan Lowe returns as gullible and optimistic operatic reporter “Mary Sunshine”,
and
a full Ensemble.
CHICAGO will once again have Broadway audience REACH FOR THE GUN….. AND ALL THAT JAZZ starting September 14th, 2021 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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