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Robyn Hurder will return to Broadway’s ‘Chicago’

The Tony Award nominee will rejoin the long-running revival in March.

Robyn Hurder (Credit: Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder will return to the cast of “Chicago” on Broadway. She will step back into the role of Velma Kelly on March 26, playing a limited run through June 16. Hurder will replace Amra-Faye Wright, who will play her final performance at the Ambassador Theatre on March 24.

Hurder is a repeat visitor to “Chicago”’s Cook County Jail, having previously played the role of Roxie for a weeklong run in 2017, in addition to having taken on the role of Mona and understudied Roxie. A 2020 Tony nominee for her turn as Nini in “Moulin Rouge!,” Hurder’s most recent Main Stem appearance was originating the role of Marcia Murphey in “A Beautiful Noise.” Hurder made her Broadway debut in 2005’s “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and since then has appeared in 2006’s “The Wedding Singer,” the 2007 revival of “Grease” and in 2012’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” She played Cassie in the national tour and in New York City Center’s 2018 production of “A Chorus Line.” She most recently starred in the workshop of the Broadway-bound “Smash.”

In addition to Wright, the current principal cast of “Chicago” includes Ariana Madix as Roxie Hart, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, Lili Thomas as Matron “Mama” Morton, Red Concepción as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Casting is by ARC/Duncan Stewart.

Directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking, “Chicago” features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The revival opened on Nov. 14, 1996 and is the second-longest running Broadway production in history.

“Chicago” is produced by Barry and Fran Weissler.