Robyn Hurder as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.
Robyn Hurder as Velma in Chicago. photo by Jeremy Daniel

Chicago Announces Robyn Hurder Extension Through Sept 15

Broadway’s record-breaking hit musical Chicago has just announced that Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder will extend in the role of Velma Kelly through Sunday, September 15, 2024 at the Ambassador Theatre. Hurder previously appeared in the ensemble of Chicago as Mona and covered the role of Roxie Hart.

Most recently, Robyn Hurder appeared as Marcia Murphy in A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical (Drama Desk nominee, Chita Rivera Awards winner). Prior to that, she earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Nini in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. In addition to Chicago, her other Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jeannie), Grease (Marty), The Wedding Singer (Holly cover) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Violet).

Set amidst 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.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, and sound design by Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer.

The current cast of Chicago features Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Hart, Robyn Hurder as Velma Kelly, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, Natasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes Eddie Bennett, David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jeff Gorti, Jaquez, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Celina Nightengale, Kristen Faith Oei, Jermaine R. Rembert, Mikayla Renfrow, Rachel Shur, Colt Adam Weiss and Matthew Winnegge.

With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

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