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Chicago: Brent Barrett & Raymond Bokhour return

Brent Barrett returns to the role of 'Billy Flynn' from 19 Dec 2011 - 15 Jan 2012 in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago, playing at the Ambassador Theatre. Barrett assumes the role from John O'Hurley who played his final performance on 18 Dec 2011.

Barrett's other Broadway credits include 'Annie Get Your Gun'(1999), 'Candide' (1997), 'Grand Hotel' (1989) 'Dance a Little Closer' (1983) and 'West Side Story' (1980). Barrett received an Olivier Award nomination for his starring role in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate.' He has recorded two solo albums - 'The Alan Jay Lerner Album' and 'The Kander and Ebb Album.'

As previously announced, Latin-American star Marco Zuzino is to make his Broadway debut starring as 'Billy Flynn' from 16 Jan - 12 Feb 2012.

Also on 19 Dec 2011 Raymond Bokhour once again returns to the role of 'Amos Hart,' temporarily playing the role through to 1 Jan 2012. Bokhour assumes the role from Chris Sullivan, who is taking a leave of absence, returning to the show on 2 Jan 2012.

Raymond Bokhour made his Broadway debut with Chicago in 2001, and was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Best Actor. His other theatre includes 'Rosencrantz' in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' (Studio Theatre, DC), 'Kemp' in 'Vigil' (Geva Theatre), 'Prentice' in 'What the Butler Saw' (Franklin Stage) and the title role in 'Rameau's Nephew' at Portland Stage.

Chicago now stars Bahiyah Hibah (Velma Kelly), Charlotte d'Amboise (Roxie Hart), Brent Barrett (Billy Flynn), Carol Woods (Mama Morton), Raymond Bokhour (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).

Now in its sixteenth year on the Great White Way, Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, as well as 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 1 Jul 2012.

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. It is the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.

Brent Barrett

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