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Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Olympic Medalist and World Champion Figure Skater Elvis Stojko as Billy Flynn Mar 2014

TWO-TIME OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST
AND THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION FIGURE SKATER

ELVIS STOJKO
TO MAKE HIS BROADWAY STAGE DEBUT
AS BILLY FLYNN
IN THE TONY AWARD-WINNING
SMASH HIT MUSICAL

CHICAGO Logo
 
EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY!
MARCH 17-23, 2014
 
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NOW ON BROADWAY AT THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE;
TICKETS ON SALE AT
 
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Elvis Stojko
  Olympic medalist Elvis Stojko will make his Broadway stage debut as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO this March. 
 
 

As announced this morning on NBC "Today," on Monday, March 17, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO will welcome two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion figure skater Elvis Stojko in his Broadway stage debut.

 
Stojko will assume the role of "that silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom," slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, for eight performances only through Sunday, March 23 at Broadway's Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
 
At the conclusion of this Broadway engagement, Stojko will join the company of CHICAGO's North American tour for its Toronto engagement, March 26-30 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
 
"People think of me as only a skater," said Stojko. "But what they don't know is that I love musicals. Now I finally have the chance to play a great role in one of the greatest musicals of all times. I'm very excited."
 
Since the early '90s, Stojko has competed in four Olympics, winning silver medals in 1994 and 1998. He also won three world championships in 1994, 1995 and 1997.  He is a seven-time Canadian champion and was awarded the recognition of Canadian Athlete of the Year in 1994. 
 
On television, he guest starred as himself on episodes of "The Simpsons" and the Canadian animated series "Chilly Beach." His film credits include Ice Angel and choreographing and performing the skating sequences in the 2002 Robin Williams' film Death to Smoochy. In 2010 he released his debut CD 100 Lifetimes.

On Broadway, CHICAGO currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton.

 

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With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history -- and it still shows no sign of ever slowing down!
 
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO 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 on-the-side 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 Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.

TICKETING AND THEATRE INFO

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

   Mondays at 8 p.m.
   Tuesday at 8 p.m.
   Thursdays at 8 p.m.
   Fridays at 8 p.m.
   Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
   Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon