Robyn Hurder
Robyn Hurder

Robyn Hurder Returns to Chicago on Broadway

Broadway’s record-breaking hit musical Chicago has just announced that Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder (A Beautiful Noise, Moulin Rouge! The Musical) will return to the cell block in the role of “Velma Kelly” beginning Tuesday, March 26 through Sunday, June 16, at the Ambassador Theatre. Hurder previously appeared in the ensemble of Chicago as Mona and covered the role of Roxie Hart. Chicago is Broadway’s longest running American musical in Broadway history.

And, TV personality, actress, and author Ariana Madix (Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” and a finalist on the most recent season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars) continues with the production in the role of “Roxie Hart” through Sunday, April 7 only.

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). She’s appeared at New York City Center Encores! in A Chorus Line (Cassie), The New Yorkers (Lola) and Paint Your Wagon (Cherry). Her touring credits include A Chorus Line (Cassie), Spamalot and Starlight Express (Pearl). Regionally she’s appeared as Lois Lane in Kiss Me, Kate at Shakespeare Theatre Company (Helen Hayes & Emery Battis Awards) and at the 5th Avenue Theatre (Gregory Award Nominee), and Polly Baker in Crazy for You at Drury Lane Theatre. Film/TV: “Fosse/Verdon” (FX).

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.

The current cast of Chicago features Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, Lili Thomas as Matron “Mama” Morton, Red Concepción as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes Eddie Bennett, Max Clayton, Kristine Covillo, Jennnifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Kristen Faith Oei, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, and Colt Adam Weiss.

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