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Two New Billy Flynns Join CHICAGO This Summer

SIZZLING SUMMER IN THE CITY!
 
BROADWAY'S RECORD-BREAKING, 
TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL SMASH
CHICAGO
WELCOMES TWO BACK-TO-BACK
BILLY FLYNN'S THIS SUMMER!
 
OBIE, LORTEL AND GLAAD AWARD WINNER
COLMAN DOMINGO
AS BILLY FLYNN, JUNE 14 - JULY 18, 2010
     
FOLLOWED BY TELEVISION ICON
AND "DANCING WITH THE STARS" WINNER
JOHN O'HURLEY
AS BILLY FLYNN, JULY 20 - AUGUST 29, 2010
      
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT
WWW.CHICAGOTHEMUSICAL.COM

Broadway heats up this summer as the record-breaking, Tony Award-winning musical smash CHICAGO welcomes two back-to-back Billy Flynn's -- Colman Domingo (Passing Strange, The Scottsboro Boys) and John O'Hurley ("Dancing with the Stars," Monty Python's Spamalot).

First up is Obie, Lucille Lortel and GLAAD Award winner Colman Domingo, who will play Billy Flynn for a five-week limited engagement beginning Monday, June 14.

Domingo recently starred in Kander and Ebb's acclaimed musical The Scottsboro Boys and his self-penned A Boy and His Soul, both at the Vineyard Theater.  This fall, he will reprise his role in The Scottsboro Boys at the Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway. 

He has also been seen on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange, which, under the direction of Spike Lee, was recorded live for feature film release.

On television, Domingo can be seen each week one of the stars of Rosie O'Donnell's hit Logo/MTV series, "The Big Gay Sketch Show." His other film credits include Miracle at St. Ana, King of the Bingo Game, Freedomland, Kung Phooey, Around the Fire, True Crime.   

Domingo will appear as Billy Flynn through Sunday, July 18.

Beginning Tuesday, July 20, the CHICAGO cast is pleased to welcome back John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn for a six-week return engagement through Sunday, August 29.

One of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive," John O'Hurley has become one of television's busiest and most versatile actors, show hosts, advertising heroes and feature film stars.  The award-winning actor is best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," which is now the #1 syndicated series in 85 countries throughout the world. 

O'Hurley danced his way into the hearts of America as the ultimate champion of the highly rated ABC series "Dancing with the Stars." He can also be seen weekly as the host of the popular syndicated game show "Family Feud."

He first appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in 2006 and has reprised that role with the National Touring company of CHICAGO in recent years. He also starred as King Arthur in the Las Vegas production of Monty Python's Spamalot.

 
CHICAGO also currently stars Ruthie Henshall as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and Terri White as Matron "Mama" Morton.
 
 
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MORE ABOUT "CHICAGO"
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Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history ... and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!

CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Directed by Walter Bobbie, choreographed by Ann Reinking and produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996.  

The record-breaking London production of CHICAGO continues to hold the record as the longest-running American musical in West End history.  CHICAGO is also on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as international tours in Australia and the United Kingdom.

 
 
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TICKETING & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
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CHICAGO now plays on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). The regular performance schedule is as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. 

Beginning Monday, June 28, the summer performance schedule is as follows: 

Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.    
Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Wednesday at Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE EXCEPTION: On Sunday, July 4, there will only be a 3 p.m. matinee performance.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200.  Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Ambassador Theatre Box Office.  Regular Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

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