Chicago: Colman Domingo plays Billy Flynn
Colman Domingo assumes the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a limited five week engagement from 14 Jun - 18 Jul 2010 in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Chicago. Domingo assumes the role from Matthew Settle who played his final performance on 13 Jun 2010.
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.
Chicago now stars Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), Ruthie Henshal (Roxie), Colman Domingo (Billy Flynn), Terri White (Mama Morton), Ray Bokhour (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
Now celebrating thirteen years 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.
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 now booking through to 23 Nov 2010.
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 eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.Colman Domingo
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