The famous “Uptown Girl” will be coming to back to Midtown! By popular demand, Christie Brinkley will return to the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running Broadway production of Chicago. One of the world’s most famous supermodels, actresses and personalities, Brinkley will have a four-week stay with the Kander and Ebb classic, from April 18 to May 12, 2019, following limited engagements in Chicago’s National Tour, with stops in Phoenix and Las Vegas.
Christie Brinkley made her Broadway stage debut in 2010 as the merry murderess “Roxie Hart” in Chicago. She continued her stage success reprising the role in London’s West End for a limited four-week run and again, wowed sold-out audiences. She also demonstrated a skill for stage comedy during her tenure in Celebrity Autobiography, where superstar memoirs are acted out live on stage. Celebrity Autobiography featured first-rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities. She also enjoyed a reoccurring role as “Gayle Gergich” on the NBC hit comedy, Parks and Recreation. She is perhaps best remembered for her iconic appearance in the music video of Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl”.
Prior to Broadway, Ms. Brinkley will play “Roxie Hart” in the Chicago National Tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ from March 29 to April 2, followed by a limited seven-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas from April 10–14.
The record-breaking production of Chicago, which opened on Broadway in 1997, is currently Broadway’s longest-running revival. With a jazzy score by the composing team of Kander and Ebb, and a sassy book by Ebb and director-choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago originally opened on Broadway in 1975, running 936 performances. The ’97 production, which was the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.