Touring Chicago to Take Six-Week Hiatus Beginning Aug. 22

News   Touring Chicago to Take Six-Week Hiatus Beginning Aug. 22 The "Roxie" national tour of Chicago winds up one part of its long and winding run in Greenville, SC, Aug. 22, when it shuts down for six weeks before reconstituting in October.

The "Roxie" national tour of Chicago winds up one part of its long and winding run in Greenville, SC, Aug. 22, when it shuts down for six weeks before reconstituting in October.

It's not known who'll be cast of the hit revival when the tour is revived in October, with dates in Tucson, AZ, Denver, Co, Akron, OH, and beyond.

Tony Award-winner Hal Linden, a New York musical theatre fixture in the 1960s and early 70s, before becoming TV's "Barney Miller," joined the company (as slimy lawyer Billy Flynn) in Madison, WI, Aug. 4, and went on to Hartford, CT, Aug. 6-8, and St. Louis, MO, Aug. 10-15.

He is expected to step into the Las Vegas "Velma" company of Chicago beginning Aug. 24, through at least December. He replaces Ben Vereen.

That desert staging, which opened in March 1999 at the Mandalay Bay Resort, is expected to continue into 2000. The "Roxie" tour is Linden-less for its gig in Greenville, SC, Aug. 16-22. Gregory Jbara is Billy Flynn there.