According to E!Online columnist Mark Malkin, former "Dancing with the Stars" contestants Hamlin and Rinna are scheduled to play, respectively, slick lawyer Billy Flynn and merry murderess Roxie Hart in the long-running musical at the Ambassador Theatre. Rinna told Malkin, "We both [did] the dance show, then we're going on tour [with 'Dancing with the Stars'], and then Harry and I are going to do Chicago together on Broadway after the tour — that's a good year. Who would have ever though that would be our course? We just love it."
No official Chicago dates have been announced for either Rinna or Hamlin.
Harry Hamlin — of "L.A. Law" fame — has appeared on Broadway in the revivals of Awake and Sing! and Summer and Smoke. Chicago would mark 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, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Christopher McDonald as Billy Flynn, Rob Bartlett as Amos Hart, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
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.