Israeli star Shiri Maimon met the Broadway press on September 7 in honor of her upcoming run as Roxie Hart in Chicago. Maimon makes her Broadway debut September 21-October 5.
Maimon represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest, was the first Israeli representative ever to perform on the MTV European Music Awards, and for three seasons served as a leading judge on The X Factor Israel music competition series. Her theater work includes the title role in Evita at Habima, the national theater of Israel, which earned her the Best Actress honor at the Israeli Theatre Awards.
Set amid the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and 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 malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the six-time Tony-winning revival production is now in its 22nd year on Broadway.