Emma Pittman has extended her run as Roxie in “Chicago” on Broadway while Lana Gordon is out with COVID-19.
Bianca Marroquín, who was set to take over for Pittman as Roxie, will instead fill in for Gordon as Velma Kelly for at least 10 days.
Gordon shared the news on social media on Monday.
“I’m out for 10 days with COVID,” Gordon said in an Instagram story.
“But I’m so excited for Emma to extend her run as Roxie and play opposite Bianca [Marroquín],” Gordon continued.
She goes on to say she will return to the long-running musical on the 30th.
Pittman was set to depart the production on June 19, with Marroquín scheduled to take over as Roxie beginning June 21.
Instead, Marroquín will step into the role of Velma Kelly in Gordon’s absence, with Pittman remaining with the production for another week.
Pittman made her Broadway debut in the musical after winning “The Search for Roxie!” contest launched by the production in 2019. She took over the role following the conclusion of Pamela Anderson’s limited engagement.
Marroquín has a 20-year history in the role of Roxie, having appeared in the Broadway revival sporadically since her first run in 2002.
When “Chicago” reopened at the Ambassador Theatre on Sept. 14, 2021, following the theatrical shutdown, Marroquín stepped into the role of Velma Kelly for the first time in her career.
She shared on her Instagram that she will resume performances as Roxie on June 30.
“Chicago” is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler and recently celebrated 25 years on Broadway.