Jerry Springer to Star in Atlanta Engagement of Chicago

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Talk-show host Jerry Springer, who recently played a limited run in the London cast of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, will join the cast of that show's national tour in Atlanta this September.
Jerry Springer
Jerry Springer Photo by Universal TV Talk Productions

The tour of the Tony-winning revival will play Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre Sept. 8-13. Springer will play slick lawyer Billy Flynn.

In a statement Christopher B. Manos, producer of Theater of the Stars, said, "Stop the presses! I've always wanted to say that. I know you might be reading this on your Blackberry, but this is exciting news. Cultural icon and ringmaster extraordinaire Jerry Springer will star as the flamboyant lawyer and master showman 'Billy Flynn' in the smash hit musical Chicago when it plays the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Sept 8-13. Add this news to the fact that the show is celebrating eleven glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour and you’ve got pure entertainment!"

Tickets are now on sale by calling (800) 982-2787 and online at

Springer will also star in the Chicago engagement at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, Sept. 15-20 at the Academy of Music. The New York Times also recently reported that Springer is currently in talks to repeat his work as Billy Flynn for New York audiences at the Ambassador Theatre.

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.

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