Chicago: Adam Pascal to play Billy Flynn
Adam Pascal will assume the role of 'Billy Flynn' from 08 Apr 2013 in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago. Pascal assumes the role from Christopher Sieber who will play his final performance on 07 Apr 2013.
Pascal made his Broadway debut originating the role of 'Roger' in Jonathan Larson's 'Rent,' a role which he also played in the Off-Broadway premiere and later in London, and for which he received a 1996 Tony Award nomination.
He also originated the role of 'Radames' in Broadway's 'Aida' by Elton John and Tim Rice. His other Broadway credits include the final 'Emcee' in the Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall production of 'Cabaret' and the final 'Huey' in 'Memphis.'
As previously announced Christine Pedi also joins the cast on 8 Apr 2013, assuming the role of 'Mama Morton' from Carol Woods.
Chicago currently stars Amra-Fay Wright (Velma Kelly), Amy Spanger (Roxie Hart), Christopher Sieber (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Mama Morton), Raymond Bokhor (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, Broadway's longest-running musical revival, as well as the longest-running American show in Broadway history.
The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003, where it is currently booking period through to 01 Sep 2013.
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 the well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.
Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.
The musical is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Scott Lehrer.
Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.Adam Pascal
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