Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning,
Longest Running American Musical
Welcomes Actor, Comedian & TV Personality
Back to the Broadway Company in the Role of “Billy Flynn”
Producers of the Tony Award-winning, longest running American musical Chicago announced today that actor, comedian & TV personality John O’Hurley will return to the Broadway company in the role of “Billy Flynn” beginning Monday, July 23 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
Chicago recently welcomed back veteran cast members Michelle DeJean as “Roxie Hart” and Terra C. MacLeod as “Velma Kelly.” The cast also includes Evan Harrington as “Amos Hart,” Tony Award winner Cady Huffman as “Matron “Mama” Morton” and R. Lowe as “Mary Sunshine.”
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.