Chicago: Colman Domingo plays Billy Flynn
Colman Domingo returns to the role of 'Billie Flynn' from 10 Jan - 16 Feb 2011 in the 1997 Tony Award winning revival of Chicago playing at the Ambassador Theatre Domingo assumes the role from Tom Hewitt who played his final performance on 9 Jan 2011.
This is Domingo's second time in the role of 'Billy Flynn' he first played the part from 14 Jun - 18 Jul 2010. Colman Domingo recently starred on Broadway in the Broadway premiere of Kander and Ebb's 'The Scottsboro Boys,' which played at the Lyceum Theatre from 7 Oct - 12 Dec 2010.
Colman joins the Broadway company that currently features Leigh Zimmerman (Velma Kelly), Bianca Marroquin (Roxie), Lavon Fisher-Wilson (Mama Morton), Robert Creighton (Amos Hart) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
Now celebrating fourteen 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 currently booking period through to 3 Jul 2011.
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.
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