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May 10, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Supermodel Christie Brinkley makes her L.A. stage debut, reprising her Broadway turn as Roxie Hart in "Chicago: The Musical," at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood from Tuesday through May 27. You made your stage debut on Broadway as Roxie Hart a year ago. How did that come about? I was going over job offers with my agent and he sort of breezed over - "and then there's 'Chicago' wondering if you want to be Roxie or Velma, and there's da-da-da…. " And I said, "Are you sure that was for me?"
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July 8, 2013 | By David Ng
Ashlee Simpson -- pop star, reality TV veteran and younger sister to uber-celebrity Jessica Simpson -- will play the role of Roxie Hart in the production of the musical "Chicago" at the Hollywood Bowl this month. Simpson, whose dating life is regularly covered by online gossip sites, won't be playing Roxie for the first time. The singer previously appeared in "Chicago" on London's West End and in the long-running Broadway revival at the Ambassador Theatre. As previously announced, "True Blood" actor Stephen Moyer will play Billy Flynn and "Les Misérables" actress Samantha Barks will take the role of Velma Kelly.
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November 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is ready to show some razzle-dazzle on Broadway. The pop singer, who was recently booted from "Melrose Place," is set to play Roxie Hart in the long-running musical revival of "Chicago." Producer Barry Weissler says Simpson-Wentz will join the production on Nov. 30 for a 10-week engagement ending in early February. The performer played Roxie in the London production of "Chicago" in 2006. Among her bestselling singles are such songs as "Pieces of Me," "Boyfriend" and "L.O.
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November 2, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
Now that Sandy has ceased storming the Eastern Seaboard, “Chicago” has resumed storming the Broadway record book. The current production, which hit the 16-year mark last week, is on track to return an American-made musical to the top 3 on Broadway's list of the all-time longest-running shows by year's end. For the moment, the medalists are British and French imports. According to a list of the longest runs in Broadway history published on Playbill.com , the revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's jaundiced classic about celebrity, crime and lack of punishment in Prohibition-era Chicago had reached 6,616 performances as of Oct. 21. That had risen to 6,623 when Sandy swept in Sunday to cancel three straight evenings.
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June 20, 2013 | By David Ng
Stephen Moyer of HBO's "True Blood" will trade in his fangs for some dancing shoes this summer when he takes the role of Billy Flynn in the musical "Chicago" at the Hollywood Bowl, set to run for only three performances from July 26 to 28. Moyer plays the blood-sucking vampire Bill Compton in the popular HBO drama, which recently began its sixth season. Though famous in this country for his screen roles, Moyer worked with a number of British theater companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, before hitting it big on TV. Taking the role of Velma Kelly in "Chicago" will be Samantha Barks, who was recently seen in the movie version of "Les Miserables" in the role of Eponine.
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August 14, 2006 | Susan King
Long before the 2002 musical "Chicago" razzle-dazzled its way to the best picture Oscar, Cecil B. DeMille produced a lavish, silent version of the ribald comedy about a flapper named Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend and is then incarcerated on the infamous "murderess row." Reported lost for many years, the 1928 production was actually in the DeMille family collection, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive recently restored "Chicago" from DeMille's personal 35-millimeter nitrate print.
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January 3, 2003 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
Growing up in New York City, Bill Condon was a Broadway brat. Every Wednesday, he would hop on the subway after school to sneak into matinee performances during intermission. Sometimes he even paid -- student tickets cost only $2 at the time -- to see dozens of plays and musicals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | By Mike Boehm
Now that Sandy has ceased storming the Eastern Seaboard, “Chicago” has resumed storming the Broadway record book. The current production, which hit the 16-year mark last week, is on track to return an American-made musical to the top 3 on Broadway's list of the all-time longest-running shows by year's end. For the moment, the medalists are British and French imports. According to a list of the longest runs in Broadway history published on Playbill.com , the revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's jaundiced classic about celebrity, crime and lack of punishment in Prohibition-era Chicago had reached 6,616 performances as of Oct. 21. That had risen to 6,623 when Sandy swept in Sunday to cancel three straight evenings.
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November 3, 2002 | Michele Willens, Special to The Times
Broadway director-choreographer Rob Marshall was invited to the Miramax Films offices here a year and a half ago to discuss directing the film version of "Rent." But he had a secret agenda. He knew the company had been trying for years to get a film version of one of his favorite stage musicals, "Chicago," off the ground. "Right before we started, I said, 'I know you're trying to do "Chicago." ' And I said, 'Can I just tell you what I would do with the movie?'
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September 7, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bebe Neuwirth, who originated the role of Velma Kelly in the 1996 Broadway revival of "Chicago" -- and won a Tony Award for her performance -- is now switching murderesses. The actress will portray Roxie Hart in the long-running production at New York City's Ambassador Theatre beginning New Year's Eve. She will appear in the show through March 25.
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May 10, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Supermodel Christie Brinkley makes her L.A. stage debut, reprising her Broadway turn as Roxie Hart in "Chicago: The Musical," at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood from Tuesday through May 27. You made your stage debut on Broadway as Roxie Hart a year ago. How did that come about? I was going over job offers with my agent and he sort of breezed over - "and then there's 'Chicago' wondering if you want to be Roxie or Velma, and there's da-da-da…. " And I said, "Are you sure that was for me?"
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is ready to show some razzle-dazzle on Broadway. The pop singer, who was recently booted from "Melrose Place," is set to play Roxie Hart in the long-running musical revival of "Chicago." Producer Barry Weissler says Simpson-Wentz will join the production on Nov. 30 for a 10-week engagement ending in early February. The performer played Roxie in the London production of "Chicago" in 2006. Among her bestselling singles are such songs as "Pieces of Me," "Boyfriend" and "L.O.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2006 | Susan King
Long before the 2002 musical "Chicago" razzle-dazzled its way to the best picture Oscar, Cecil B. DeMille produced a lavish, silent version of the ribald comedy about a flapper named Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend and is then incarcerated on the infamous "murderess row." Reported lost for many years, the 1928 production was actually in the DeMille family collection, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive recently restored "Chicago" from DeMille's personal 35-millimeter nitrate print.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2003 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
Growing up in New York City, Bill Condon was a Broadway brat. Every Wednesday, he would hop on the subway after school to sneak into matinee performances during intermission. Sometimes he even paid -- student tickets cost only $2 at the time -- to see dozens of plays and musicals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2002 | Michele Willens, Special to The Times
Broadway director-choreographer Rob Marshall was invited to the Miramax Films offices here a year and a half ago to discuss directing the film version of "Rent." But he had a secret agenda. He knew the company had been trying for years to get a film version of one of his favorite stage musicals, "Chicago," off the ground. "Right before we started, I said, 'I know you're trying to do "Chicago." ' And I said, 'Can I just tell you what I would do with the movie?'
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February 13, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rogers on Tap: Film star Ginger Rogers is scheduled to attend tonight's opening of "Vivacious Lady: A Weekend With Ginger Rogers," a four-day mini-festival being staged by American Cinematheque at the Directors Guild Theater. A 7:30 p.m. screening of "Roxie Hart" (1942) will be followed by a conversation between Rogers and film critic Leonard Maltin. Additional Rogers films will be screened Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon.
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