From River City to Cook County! The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Broadway veteran Max Clayton in the role of “Fred Casely.” He joins previously announced Max von Essen as “Billy Flynn”, beginning Monday, November 6th at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).
About Max Clayton
Max was most recently seen on Broadway as the Harold Hill standby in the 2022 revival of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. His previous Broadway credits include Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Hello Dolly!, Pretty Woman, Bandstand (Chita Rivera Award nom), Something Rotten!, On The Town, and Gigi. His film and television credits include White Noise (Netflix) and “Dear Edward” (Apple TV).
This year (and every year), the producers of Chicago are also celebrating the work of Broadway legend John Kander, who co-wrote the score to Chicago with the late Fred Ebb. Mr. Kander has the distinction of having had a show running on Broadway every season for the last 50 years. He has had presence on Broadway since 1959 when he earned his first credit as the dance music arranger and rehearsal pianist on Gypsy.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
The current cast of Chicago features Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Lili Thomas as Matron “Mama” Morton, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The cast also includes David Bushman, Christine Cornish, Jennnifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Marty Lawson, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Denny Paschall, Khori Michele Petinaud, Angel Reda, Jermaine R. Rembert, Michael Scirrotto, and Colt Adam Weiss.
Tickets are available in person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W 49th St). Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 12pm-7:30pm. Tickets are also available at ChicagoTheMusical.com.