Recovered From Injury, John Dossett Joins the Broadway Revival of Chicago Today | Playbill

News Recovered From Injury, John Dossett Joins the Broadway Revival of Chicago Today The long-running, Tony-winning revival of Chicago welcomes Tony nominee John Dossett to the cast at the Ambassador Theatre at the March 14 matinee.

John Dossett Photo by Monica Simoes

Dossett was originally slated to debut as Billy Flynn in January, but was sidelined with an unrelated injury during his final week of rehearsals. The singing actor succeeds Alexander Gemignani, who played his final performance March 13.

Dossett, who has appeared in 15 Broadway shows — including Pippin, Newsies, Prelude to a Kiss, The Constant Wife, Democracy and the 2003 revival of Gypsy, for which he received a Tony Award nomination — will stay with the hit revival through May 24.

The Broadway cast also stars Grammy Award winner and country music superstar Jennifer Nettles as Roxie Hart (through March 29), Carly Hughes as Velma Kelly (through March 29), Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Chicago has set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, musical supervision by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Leslie Stifelman.

The revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's 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 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003. Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for original cast members Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original 1975 production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

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