Chicago: Usher extends his run as Billy Flynn
5 time Grammy Award winner Usher extends his run as Billy Flynn in Chicago by two weeks.
Usher made his Broadway debut when he took to the stage as the smooth lawyer Billy Flynn on 22 Aug 2006. He was originally scheduled to leave the show on 1 Oct 2006.
Chicago currently features, Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Rob Bartlett as Amos, Roz Ryan as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
The musical 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 to the 25 Mar 2007.
The show has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.
Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defense and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. Featuring well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.
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.
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