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Renee Zellweger will return to acting after four-year hiatus

Renee Zellweger will return to acting after four-year hiatus

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Zellweger is reportedly in negotiation to star alongside Daniel Craig in 'The Whole Truth.'
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Bebe Neuwirth to return to Broadway's 'Chicago'

Bebe Neuwirth to return to Broadway's 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Bebe Neuwirth is set to return to the Broadway production of "Chicago" next month, producers announced Tuesday.
Peter Scolari to play Yogi Berra in 'Bronx Bombers' play

Peter Scolari to play Yogi Berra in 'Bronx Bombers' play

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Peter Scolari and his wife, Tracy Shayne, are to star in the new play "Bronx Bombers" on Broadway this winter, producers announced Monday.
Wendy Williams to star in 'Chicago' on Broadway

Wendy Williams to star in 'Chicago' on Broadway

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Talk-show host Wendy Williams will make her Broadway stage debut as Matron "Mama" Morton in the musical "Chicago," producers said Monday.
Kara DioGuardi headed to Broadway

Kara DioGuardi headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Songwriter, producer and TV personality Kara DioGuardi is to make her Broadway debut in "Chicago," the stage musical's producers confirmed Monday.
Brinkley to appear in West End's 'Chicago'

Brinkley to appear in West End's 'Chicago'

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. model Christie Brinkley is set to reprise her role as Roxie Hart this summer when she makes her London stage debut in "Chicago," the show's producers said.
Joel to watch Brinkley in 'Chicago'

Joel to watch Brinkley in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Supermodel Christie Brinkley says her ex-husband, rock 'n' roll icon Billy Joel, plans to come see her when she appears in the Broadway musical "Chicago."
Brinkley to make B'way debut in 'Chicago'

Brinkley to make B'way debut in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Supermodel Christie Brinkley is to make her Broadway musical debut playing murderess Roxie Hart in "Chicago," the show's producers confirmed Monday.
Michelle Williams headed to Broadway

Michelle Williams headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Former "Destiny's Child" singer Michelle Williams is set to appear in the Broadway musical "Chicago" next month, the show's producers said.
Singer Williams to star in 'Chicago'

Singer Williams to star in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Michelle Williams has signed on to play Roxie Hart in the West End production of "Chicago the Musical," Music World/Columbia Records said.
Samantha Harris headed to Broadway

Samantha Harris headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Television personality Samantha Harris is to make her Broadway stage debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago," representatives for the musical announced.
D'Amboise to rejoin 'Chicago' cast

D'Amboise to rejoin 'Chicago' cast

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Charlotte d'Amboise is heading back to "Chicago" to reprise her previous role of Roxie Hart, representatives for the Broadway production said.

'Chicago' role an eye-opener for Henshall

LONDON, May 10 (UPI) -- British actress Ruthie Henshall says playing in two productions of the musical "Chicago" 10 years apart gave her a unique insight into her life.
Nicole Richie may star in 'Chicago'

Nicole Richie may star in 'Chicago'

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Socialite, former reality TV star and new mom Nicole Richie is in talks to play Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical "Chicago," a published report said Friday.

Bebe Neuwirth will perform on her birthday

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Bebe Neuwirth said she has been performing on her birthday since she was little, so this Dec. 31 won't be any different.
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Roxann "Roxie" Hart is a fictional showgirl in various adaptations of the same story. She first appeared in the 1926 play Chicago written by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins. Watkins was inspired by the real-life unrelated 1924 murder trials of Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, which she covered for the Chicago Tribune. Annan was the basis for Roxie. Both women were acquitted.

The play made it to Broadway in 1926 and ran for 172 performances. Gaertner attended the Chicago opening. Its adaptations include:

Performers who have portrayed Roxie Hart in the musical also include Anne Reinking, Brooke Shields, Ruthie Henshall, Melora Hardin, Ashlee Simpson, Melanie Griffith, Samantha Harris, Michelle Williams and Christie Brinkley. Simpson and Shields have portrayed the character both on Broadway and The West End. Bebe Neuwirth who won a Tony Award for the role of Velma Kelly in 1997, also portrayed Roxie in the same production in 2006.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roxie Hart."
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