Baltimore's mayor is used to the spotlight, but not quite like this. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will appear onstage in cameo roles in the hit musical "Chicago" when it comes to town next week.
The mayor is scheduled to perform as the announcer at the top of the show and as a reporter in Act 2, during one performance, at 8 p.m. on March 4, at the Hippodrome Theatre.
The national touring production of "Chicago" has invited local personalities in other tour stops to do cameos, but this is the first time a mayor has been given the spotlight.
In a statement released Thursday, Rawlings-Blake said she wanted "to reassure the cast and crew that I...