PlayhouseSquare Broadway Series
part of the KeyBank Broadway Series
December 4, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular,. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today).
Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. CHICAGO opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, and now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and fourth longest-running production in Broadway history. CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O’Hurley will return to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn at PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland.
John O’Hurley (Billy Flynn) the award-winning actor is best known as “J. Peterman” on “Seinfeld,” which is now the #1 syndicated series in the world in 85 countries. He danced his way into the hearts of America as the ultimate champion of the highly rated ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” and after hosting the hugely successful popular syndicated show “Family Feud,” he returned to the stage in front of sold out audiences on Broadway in CHICAGO, as the male lead “Billy Flynn” and headlined a tour of duty stint as the head of the Round Table, King Arthur, in Eric Idle’s hilarious musical comedy “Monty Python’s Spamalot.
Chicago is part of the U.S. Bank Star Performance Series