You know you’ve finished it on Broadway when you have your own billboard in Time Square.
“It only took me 15 years,” jokes singer Bianca Marroquín, who on Jun 18, 2002, became the first-ever Mexican lady to star in a Broadway prolongation when she debuted as femme fatale Roxie Hart in the low-pitched “Chicago.”
“It just goes to show that things take time, and don’t give up,” she says. “It can be done.”
Born in Monterrey, Marroquin, 41, grew up nearby the Texas limit and has always oral English. That valid useful when “Chicago” producers schooled of her opening in a Mexican chronicle and expel her in the Broadway reconstruction of the Tony-winning show.
The singer , then 26, didn’t comprehend the separator she’d broken until reading about her opening the next day.
“It dawned on me, the shortcoming and the bulk of what we was doing,” Marroquin says.
She’s given had a front-row chair to the solid strides Latinos have finished on Broadway. In 2010, she played Daniela in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pre-“Hamilton” hit, “In the Heights.”
“That was the first time we was inside a village inside Broadway of all Latinos,” she says. “I was the only Mexican, but we felt at home, and we felt very proud.”
Marroquin, who has played Roxie for tools of scarcely every year given 2002, is the common go-to gal after producers bring in proxy names like Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Christie Brinkley and Mel B.
The Mexican actress, who wraps up her latest gig at the Ambassador Theatre on Jul 2, says she brings something a little opposite every time she slips into the role of the Windy City lady on hearing for murdering her lover.
“I started personification her when we was really immature at heart and my mind very green,” says Marroquin.
“But I’ve left by pain and by detriment and by change, so every time…I come back to Roxie, we consider we make her some-more delicious.”
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