Broadway's Chicago Will Welcome Return of John O'Hurley

News   Broadway's Chicago Will Welcome Return of John O'Hurley
The Tony-winning revival of Chicago, which recently became Broadway's second longest-running show, will welcome the return of John O'Hurley Dec. 8.

John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn
John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn

O'Hurley will once again step into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn. The "Seinfeld" veteran will play a six-week holiday engagement on Broadway through Jan. 18, 2015, after which he'll rejoin the Chicago national tour.

On Broadway O'Hurley takes over for German TV and film star Pasquale Aleardi, who concludes his debut engagement Dec. 7.

The Broadway cast also stars Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

Chicago has set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer, musical supervision by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Leslie Stifelman.

The revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago began life as one of the three annual Encores! presentations offered by City Center. The musical opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1996 where it remained through February 1997. The musical transferred to the Shubert Theatre on Feb. 11, 1997, and played that house through Jan. 26, 2003. The revival reopened at the Ambassador Theatre, its current home, on Jan. 29, 2003.

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 Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th Street.

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