Rinna and Hamlin Dance Into Broadway's Chicago June 19

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Husband-and-wife actors Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna join the Broadway company of the Tony-winning revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago June 19.
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin join the Broadway company of Chicago.
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin join the Broadway company of Chicago. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Hamlin and Rinna are the latest actors to play, respectively, slick lawyer Billy Flynn and merry murderess Roxie Hart in the long-running production at the Ambassador Theatre. They are scheduled to stay with the company through July 29.

Prior to her Broadway debut, Rinna joined the national tour of Chicago, playing Roxie in Portland, OR, at the Keller Auditorium and in Dallas, TX, at the Music Hall at Fair Park .

Harry Hamlin — of "L.A. Law" fame — has appeared on Broadway in the revivals of Awake and Sing! and Summer and Smoke. Chicago marks Lisa Rinna's Main Stem debut. Rinna is best known for her work on "Melrose Place" and "Days of Our Lives" and as the co-host of "Soap Talk."

The Broadway production of Chicago currently features Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Rob Bartlett as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Show times are Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Tuesdays and Sundays at 7 PM with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM.

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.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.

Harry Hamlin with the ensemble of <i>Chicago</i>.
Harry Hamlin with the ensemble of Chicago. Photo by Paul Kolnik
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