NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George met the press Jan. 8 to discuss his run in Chicago. He will make his Broadway debut Jan. 12.
George will step into the role of Billy Flynn for a seven-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre through Feb. 28.
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George will be making his Broadway debut following stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys under coach Bill Parcells.
The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.
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