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Brooke Shields to Direct 'Chicago' at the Hollywood Bowl

Rob Fisher has been named conductor for the July staging of the Prohibition-era musical.
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Brooke Shields is taking a seat in the director's chair.

Shields will direct the three-night production of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl in the summer, it was announced Tuesday. Rob Fisher was named conductor.

This is a homecoming of sorts for Shields, who stars in Lifetime's Army Wives; she performed on Broadway and in London's West End as Roxie Hart in the long-running revival of the 1975 musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. This marks her directing debut.

Fisher, meanwhile, has been connected to Chicago since the revival began in 1996 and continues to serve as supervising music director for productions around the world.

Three performances of Chicago are set for July 26, 27 and 28.

Previous Hollywood Bowl musical productions have included The Producers, Hairspray and Rent, the latter directed by Neil Patrick Harris.

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