Todrick Hall returns to Broadway as Billy Flynn in Chicago
YouTube Sensation & Broadway alum Todrick Hall begins a special limited engagement in Broadway's longest-running American musical tonight.
TV personality and YouTube Sensation Todrick Hall, who recently made a high-heeled, triumphant return to Broadway as Lola in Kinky Boots, gets set to "Razzle Dazzle 'em" as he begins a special limited engagement as Billy Flunn in the Broadway production of Kander & Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago tonight. He will continue in the role through to January 14, 2018 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Todrick Hall previously appeared on the Great White Way in The Color Purple and Memphis early on his career. He rose to fame as a contestant on the 9th season of "American Idol" and became a YouTube Sensation with 2.7 million subscribers and over 400 million views with his various video productions. He completed a national tour of his own show Straight Outta Oz, before returning to Broadway in Kinky Boots in November 2016.
The principal Broadway cast currently includes Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (as Roxie Hart), Olivier Award winner Leigh Zimmerman (as Velma Kelly), Todrick Hall (as Billy Flynn), Raymond Bokhour (as Amos Hart), LaVon Fisher-Wilson (as Matron "Mama" Morton), and R. Lowe (as Mary Sunshine).
Directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, Chicago features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.
The Broadway revival of Chicago began previews at the Ambassador Theatre on October 23, 1996, officially opening on November 14.
Synopsis: " Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public." The show features such showtune classics as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle", and "Mr. Cellophane", among many others.
The creative team features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including "Best Musical Revival," and the winner of the Grammy Award for "Best Musical Cast Recording."
Chicago Tickets are available now for performances through to September 30, 2018.
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