It has just been confirmed that Melanie Griffith, star of such Hollywood films as Working Girl, Born Yesterday, and Mulholland Falls, will make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the Broadway revival of Chicago beginning July 11. Griffith is scheduled to be with the production through September 28.
The revival, which won six Tony Awards and helped spawn the Academy Award winning film version, is currently in its seventh year on Broadway and is now playing at the Ambassador Theatre, where it moved in late January from the Shubert. A new national tour of Chicago is scheduled to open on June 10 at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Griffith's husband, Antonio Banderas, is making his Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Maury Yeston's Nine, which opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre last night.