Lana Gordon Returns to Chicago
The long-running Kander and Ebb musical welcomes back a veteran Velma Kelly.
The producers of the current Broadway production of Chicago announced that starting tonight, Lana Gordon will be returning to the role of Velma Kelly at the Ambassador Theatre. Gordon had previously played the role August 15-November 26 last year and February 27-May 14 earlier this year. She is replacing Amra-Faye Wright in the role.
Chicago also currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Tony nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
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.