Cuba Gooding, Jr. in Chicago

Cuba Gooding, Jr. to reprise performance as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Gooding, Jr. is set to play a limited engagement at the Ambassadors Theatre from January 7, 2019 to February 10, 2019.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. will return to Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre for a limited engagement of five weeks from January 7 to February 10, 2019, it has been announced.

Gooding, Jr. will reprise his performance as Billy Flynn in the production, after playing a limited engagement earlier in the year 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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