Bebe Neuwirth and Melora Hardin to Participate in Broadway Chicago Talkback Series
Hardin, who recently began a two-month stint as Roxie Hart, is best known for her role as Jan Levenson on NBC's hit sitcom The Office. She recently appeared in the Hollywood Bowl's concert staging of Les Miserables, and will star next year on the big screen in Seventeen Again and Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Neuwirth won a Tony for her performance in this revival of Chicago, and her many other Broadway credits include Sweet Charity, Funny Girl, Fosse, Damn Yankees, and A Chorus Line. Her film credits include Jumanji, Summer of Sam, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Faculty, and Woody Allen's Celebrity.
Chicago's current cast also features Brenda Braxton (Velma Kelly), Tom Hewitt (Billy Flynn), Scott Davidson (Amos Hart), and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine). The musical has a score by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, including such hits as "All That Jazz," "Mister Cellophane," "Razzle Dazzle," and "Nowadays." The production is directed by Walter Bobbie with choreography by Ann Reinking. The musical won six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.