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Cuba Gooding, Jr. in Chicago

Cuba Gooding, Jr. returns to the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway

The Oscar winner's return engagement runs through to February 10, 2019 at the Ambassador Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Show me the "Razzle Dazzle"... again! Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. returns to the Broadway production of Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre tonight and is set to play a limited engagement through to February 10, 2019, as previously announced.

Gooding, Jr. reprises his performance as Billy Flynn in the long-running musical, after playing a previous limited engagement from October 6, 2018 to November 18, 2018. He also originated the role of Billy Flynn in the 2018 revival of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre in London, where he made his West End debut.

The "Jerry Maguire" Oscar winner made his Broadway debut in 2013, starring in The Trip to Bountiful. He has also starred in such films as "Gladiator," and "Pearl Harbor," and earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2016 for his portrayal of O.J. Simpson in FX's "American Crime Story".

Synopsis: "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 such showtune classics as "All That Jazz", "Razzle Dazzle", and "Mr. Cellophane", among many others."

Directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, Chicago features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.

The creative team features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.

The Broadway revival of Chicago began previews at the Ambassador Theatre on October 23, 1996, officially opening on November 14, 1996, with the production recently celebrating its 22nd Birthday.

Chicago is the winner of six Tony Awards including "Best Musical Revival," and the winner of the Grammy Award for "Best Musical Cast Recording."

Chicago Tickets are available now for performances through to September 29, 2019.

(Photo by Tristram Kenton)

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