Ryan Silverman will slip on the tap shoes of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running, Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago beginning August 30 at the Ambassador Theatre. Silverman succeeds Alexander Gemignani, who will play his final performance August 29.
In addition to Silverman, two veterans of the Broadway company of Chicago are headed back to the Cook County Jail, as well. Bianca Marroquin returns as merry murderess Roxie Hart and Roz Ryan is back as Matron "Mama" Morton. Marroquin steps in for Paige Davis and Ryan is taking over for Carol Woods, both of whom will wrap up their return engagements on August 28 before kicking off the newest national tour of the musical.
Set in the 1920s, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she hires Billy Flynn, Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer, much to the dismay of her rival cellmate Velma Kelly. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the Tony-winning revival is now in its 17th year.
Silverman's New York theater credits include Passion, The Phantom of the Opera, Cry-Baby, Music in the Air, The Most Happy Fella and Wicked. Marroquin has appeared on Broadway in In the Heights and The Pajama Game. Ryan's Broadway credits include Scandalous, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, One Mo' Time and The Pajama Game.
Chicago also stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.