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Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquín Lead Chicago to New Milestone

The Mexican-born performers make Broadway history at the Ambassador Theatre.

Chicago stars Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquín become the first two Mexican-born performers to take on leading roles in a Broadway show.
(© Allison Stock)

Chicago set a new milestone on July 11, when stars Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquín helped the production become the first Broadway musical ever to feature two Mexican-born performers in leading roles. Marroquín takes on the role of Roxie Hart, with Camil as Billy Flynn.

Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who 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 crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. The revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.


Jane the Virgin star Camil will be with the production through July 31 at the Ambassador Theatre. Marroquín will stay in the cast through August 21.

Chicago also currently stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

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