Christie Brinkley Gets Ready for Her Return to Broadway's Chicago
The legendary supermodel will play Roxie Hart beginning April 18.
Legendary supermodel Christie Brinkley returns to the role of Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago on April 18, and today, she met the press at Sardi's Restaurant to discuss her engagement in the show, which takes place through May 12 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Brinkley first performed the role of Roxie in 2010 on Broadway, before reprising her performance in the West End production. She last played Roxie in 2012. Prior to her latest Broadway run, Brinkley joined the Chicago national tour, playing stops at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix and at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas.
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. Recipient of six 1997 Tony Awards, the revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.