PHOTO CALL: Chicago Ushers in a new star. | Playbill

News PHOTO CALL: Chicago Ushers in a new star.
R&B Superstar Usher made his Broadway debut on Aug. 22 in the long running hit Chicago. The Grammy award winner celebrated the milestone in his career with a party at Nikki Beach following the evening's performance.

Usher will play a six-week stint as Billy Flynn — the role created in this revival by Tony Award winner James Naughton — through Oct. 1.

Aug. 22 also marked the arrival of Bianca Marroquin, who began her second Broadway run as Roxie Hart. The actress, who starred in the Mexico City production of Chicago as well as the show's U.S. national tour, will play the merry murderess through Oct. 29.

At Left: Usher and his Velma, Brenda Braxton; Bianca Marroquin; Chicago Producer Barry Weissler and his new star, Usher.

Below: Usher takes his debut bow as Billy Flynn in Chicago.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

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