2006 will see Amra Faye Wright take over as Velma in Chicago for a stint of three months, starting 16 January 2007. Wright, who has performed the role in the South African production of the show, has also starred in Grease and A Chorus Line there as well as in the UK tour of Footloose and this will mark her Broadway debut. Wright will star opposite Robin Givens as Roxie.
As a South African, I am filled with pride to see a South African actress move from a South African production of a show, to the London production and, now, to Broadway. I saw Wright in the SA production twice and she was absolutely fantastic. All the best to to Ms Wright for her stint in Chicago in New York!