August 24, 2021, 5:42.49 pm ET  

Photo: Ana Villafane                                                                                 

Ana Villafañe, who rose to stardom playing singer Gloria Estefan in the hit Broadway musical “On Your Feet,” will return to Broadway as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” which resumes performances at the Ambassador Theatre on September 14.

The musical, which tells the tale of two “merry murderesses” in the 1920s, is directed by Walter Bobbie and features choreography by Ann Reinking, a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Ebb. This production originally opened in November 1996 and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The cast will also include Bianca Marroquín as Velma Kelly, Lillias White as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Ryan Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Casting for the role of Billy Flynn will be Paulo Szot.

The ensemble includes David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O'Brien, Denny Paschall, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, Christine C. Smith and Brian Spitulnik.

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