Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquin Make History On Broadway
Jaime Camil and Bianca Marroquin made history Monday night in “Chicago” as the first two Mexican-born actors to lead the Broadway cast.
Camil and Marroquin hugged and smiled during their curtain call, which got a standing ovation. A large Mexican flag was handed to them by a cast member.
“I had been waiting for you,” she told the “Jane the Virgin” actor, who made his Broadway debut in May as the musical’s charmingly corrupt lawyer Billy Flynn.
Set in the 1920s, “Chicago” is a scathing satire of how show business and the media make celebrities out of criminals. It has a Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.” Now celebrating its 20th season, the show is the longest running American musical on Broadway.