She’s trading in magic for all that jazz! Current Pippin star Carly Hughes will join the cast of Broadway’s Chicago as Velma Kelly. She takes over for current Velma, Amra-Faye Wright, beginning February 2, 2015. As previously reported, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut that same day as Roxie Hart. Hughes and Nettles will do the Hot Honey Rag at the Ambassador Theatre through March 29.
In addition to Pippin, Hughes’ Broadway credits include Beautiful, Ghost, The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
In addition to Wright, the current cast of Broadway's second longest-running show includes Bianca Marroquin as Roxie, John O’Hurley as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.