Jennifer Holliday to Star in Chicgao
Jennifer Holliday to Star in Chicgao

Jennifer Holliday to Join Broadway Cast of Chicago

The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday back to Broadway in the role of Matron Mama Morton beginning Thursday, June 9, 2022.

She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through Sunday, July 31, 2022. Holliday originally played the role for a limited run in the Summer of 2001. She joins the cast the same week as The Search for Roxie! winner Emma Pittman, who plays Roxie Hart through Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Chicago features a score by the legendary composing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The current revival was directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking. The production includes a set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington.

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.

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