Casting News for Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Chicago, the musical which holds the record as the third longest running show in Broadway history, will star Samantha Barks as Velma, Drew Carey as Amos, Lucy Lawless as Mama Morton, and Stephen Moyer as Billy.

Brooke Shields will direct the fully staged production of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl. Shields starred in Chicago both on Broadway and in London’s West End and this marks her directing debut. Rob Fisher will serve as the conductor of the production. Fisher’s association with the show began with the 1996 Broadway revival and he continues to be supervising music director of Chicago productions around the globe.

Commenting on the announcement, Brooke Shields says, “I have a great feeling about this entire cast. I am excited for everyone to see how brilliant Samantha Barks is on stage. We’ve seen Stephen Moyer sing on True Blood – and that dark, sexy side of Billy will be well served by him. Drew played the Dad in Hairspray at the Bowl two years ago, and he will bring not only comedy but depth to our Amos. I wouldn’t say no to anything Lucy Lawless ordered me to do … as “Mama” or in life! And let’s not forget the most exciting character … the Bowl itself!”

Chicago will have three performances at the Hollywood Bowl – Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. Subscriptions and single tickets are available now for the Hollywood Bowl 2013 summer season at HollywoodBowl.com or Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at (323) 850-2000 or (800) 745-3000 and in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office. For more information, please call (323) 850-2000.