Pellow to Make Broadway Debut in Chicago Beginning Aug. 2

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Marti Pellow, the former star of Scottish band Wet Wet Wet, is set to join the Broadway company of Chicago this summer.
Marti Pellow
Marti Pellow

Pellow, who is currently playing slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the London company of the Kander and Ebb musical, will begin his U.S. stint Aug. 2. A spokesperson for the musical confirmed that the actor is scheduled to stay with the New York production through Sept. 5.

Pellow, who has toured with Chicago in Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool, Tokyo and Birmingham, had planned to join Broadway's Chicago in March 2003. Those plans were canceled when the musicians strike closed 18 Broadway theatres. This engagement will mark Pellow's Broadway debut.

With the pop group Wet Wet Wet, Pellow's top-ten hits include "With a Little Help from My Friends," "Goodnight Girl" and "Love Is All Around." As a solo artist, he has released two recordings, "Smile" and "Between the Covers."

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.

On Broadway, Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th Street.

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