Robyn Hurder, who has been seen on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Grease, will step into the role of Roxie Hart in Broadway’s Tony-winning revival of Chicago July 14–18 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
Hurder succeeds Japanese actor Ryoko Yonekura, who will play her final performance July 13 before joining the U.S. national touring company in Tokyo, August 2–13 at the Tokyu Theater Orb.
Broadway favorite and frequent Chicago star Charlotte d’Amboise returns to the role of Roxie July 20. In other Chicago news, NaTasha Yvette Williams will return as Matron “Mama” Morton July 17; LaVon Fisher-Wilson plays her final performance in that role July 16.
With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, the revival 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, the musical features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
D'Amboise will bring her many talents to Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhine River cruise August 13-20, 2017, also featuring Seth Rudetsky, Andréa Burns, Faith Prince, Terrence Mann, and Santino Fontana. Playbill Travel is also booking Broadway on the Danube River with Michael Feinstein for November 3-13, 2017, also featuring Carmen Cusack, Julia Murney, Christopher Fitzgerald, Marc Kudisch, Christopher Sieber, Brandon Uranowitz, and Rudetsky, as well as other exciting talent to be announced. Tickets are also now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the High Seas July 2018 cruise to Iceland, accompanied by Judy Kuhn, Christine Ebersole, Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, and Sierra Boggess. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for booking and information.