Photos: A Beautiful Noise Star Robyn Hurder Is Velma Kelly in Broadway's Chicago | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: A Beautiful Noise Star Robyn Hurder Is Velma Kelly in Broadway's Chicago

The long-running, Tony-winning revival continues at the Ambassador Theatre.

Robyn Hurder in Chicago Jeremy Daniel

Robyn Hurder, most recently on Broadway in A Beautiful Noise, returned to the cast of Chicago March 26 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Tony nominee Hurder, who previously played Mona and covered the role of Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning revival, has stepped into the part of Velma Kelly for a limited engagement through June 16. She succeeded Amra-Faye Wright.

READ: Bianca Marroquín and NaTasha Yvette Williams Set Return to Broadway's Chicago

Hurder's other Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease, The Wedding Singer, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and she's appeared at New York City Center Encores! in A Chorus Line, The New Yorkers, and Paint Your Wagon.

Get a first look at Hurder as Velma in the photos below:

Photos: Robyn Hurder in Chicago on Broadway

The current cast of Chicago features Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart (through April 7), Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, Haley Swindal as Matron “Mama” Morton, Red Concepción as Amos Hart, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

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The company 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.

READ: Chicago's Ariana Madix Is a Lifelong Playbill Collector

The revival of Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 14, 1996, where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre, and played that house through January 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre January 29 that year.

Since its debut in 1996, Chicago has been seen by more than 34 million people and played over 33,500 performances worldwide in 38 countries and in more than 525 cities. It is now the second-longest running show in Broadway history (after the recently closed The Phantom of the Opera).

READ: How the Chicago Costumes Have Evolved Over 25 Years

With a book by the late Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Ebb, Chicago features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by the late Ann Reinking, set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and casting by Duncan Stewart of ARC Casting.

The current production, produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Bobbie, lighting designer Billington, and Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Fosse.

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