Brandon Victor Dixon and Amra-Faye Wright join Chicago this month

Chicago will welcome back Amra-Faye Wright in the role of “Velma Kelly” and Brandon Victor Dixon in the role of “Billy Flynn” to join previously announced Angelica Ross as “Roxie Hart” at the Ambassadors on Monday, September 12 Theater begins.

Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly). Broadway: Chicago (Velma Kelly) 20 Years! Including runs in the West End, Europe, her native South Africa (Fleur du Cap and Naledi awards) and Japanese in Japan. Other Credits (London/South Africa/USA): Sheila/A Chorus Line; Sand/Grease; Weymore/Liberty; Mrs Darling/Peter Pan; Sister/Sister (Vita Award); Lead/Elvis Las Vegas; Solange /stupid; star / Long live Sun City. Solo Exhibition (London/South Africa/New York): Sitting on top of the world; Rouge (Vita Award); Drinks on Me (Vita Award); This is not where I started. Lead Artists: Cabaret du Casino de Monte Carlo (Monaco resident); Rios Productions (Europe/Japan/Korea).

Guest Artists: Sydney Olympics; Pride Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Bidvest International; Rugby World Cup/Johannesburg Philharmonic; AquaAbba/Cape Philharmonic; Spar Interpretation; Mabel Mercer Foundation (Lincoln Center) Carnegie Hall); American Dance Machine (Joyce, New York). Beyond acting, Amra-Faye’s second career as a fine artist draws inspiration from the extraordinary people and environments she encounters in her theatre life. Her work can be viewed at www.amra-faye.com and Artsy.

Brandon Victor Dixon (Billy Flynn) Tony (2), Grammy (2), Olivier and Emmy Award nominated Columbia graduate. Broadway: Hamilton, Shuffle (Tony nominated), The Purple (Tony nominated), Motor City the Musical (Grammy nominated), The Scottsboro Boys of Cander and Abb (Olivier, Drama Desk, Lucy Erlotel, Outside Critics Circle, Drama League, Audelco nominated.). TV: Terry Silver STARZ’s hit series “POWER”, NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” Judas, “RENT on FOX” Collins, NETFLIX’s “She’s Gotta Have it”, Peacock’s “The Best Man”, Amazon’s “Modern Love,” ABC’s “The Good Wife,” and NBC’s “This Is Us.” Brandonvictordixon.com, @BrandonVDixon

Chicago’s current cast consists of Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Erich Bergen as Billy Flynn, Charity Angél Dawson as Matron “Mama” Morton, Evan Harrington as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes David Bushman, Jennifer Dunn, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gotti, Arian Keder, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellerson, Selena Netengall, Brian O’Brien, Danny Pascal, Jermaine R. Lumbert, Rachel Urschure, Michael Scirrotto, Kristin Cornwall Smith and Brian Spitunick.

With the legendary writings of Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. It recently celebrated its 25th anniversary on Broadway.

Chicago, produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, won six Tony Awards in 1997, including Best Musical Revival and a Grammy Award for Best Recording by an Actor in a Musical.

Directed by Tony Award-winning Walter Bobby, choreographed by Tony Award-winning Ann Linekin, set design in Chicago by Tony Award-winning John Lee Beatty, and costume design by Tony Award-winning William Ai Designed by Wayne Lang, lighting designed by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer and Stewart/Whitley cast.

In the dizzying decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the story of housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart murdering the lover next to her after threatening to leave her. To avoid conviction, she deceived the public, the media, and her cellmate Velma Kelly, hired Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, and turned her vicious crime into a string of sensational headlines that could easily be read from Removed from today’s news. Tabloid.

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