O'Hurley, who made his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn, will again step into the dancing shoes of the slick lawyer for the Feb. 25, 2009-March 8, 2009 engagement of the Kander and Ebb musical at the Chicago venue. (The March 8 final performance marks a one-week extension for the musical.)
John O'Hurley, who made his Broadway debut in Chicago, has been seen on screen in "The Mullets," "Buying the Cow," "Teddy Bears' Picnic," "Race to Space," "Firetrap," "Slammed," "Cursed," "Love Stinks," "Three Secrets," "Wild Grizzly," "Tempting Fate," "Blood on Her Hands," "Lost on Earth," "Over the Top," "Murder Live!," "The Secret," "My Son Is Innocent," "The Power Within," "A Whole New Ballgame," "Valley of the Dolls," "General Hospital," "Mirror Images," "Scorch," "Santa Barbara," "The Young and the Restless," "Billy the Kid," "Something Is Out There," "Loving," "The Edge of Night" and "Seinfeld." O'Hurley also played King Arthur in the Las Vegas production of Spamalot.
"Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery," read Chicago press notes. "Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously 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."
Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.
The Ford Center for the Performing Arts' Oriental Theatre is located at 24 West Randolph Street. Individual tickets will go on sale to the general public Dec. 5 at 10 AM. Group tickets are currently available by calling (312) 977-1710. For more information visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com.