John O'Hurley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
Tonight, December 8, the acclaimed Broadway revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back television star, author and recording artist John O'Hurley in the starring role of "the silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom" Billy Flynn.
O'Hurley will play a limited six-week holiday engagement on Broadway through Sunday, January 18, 2015, after which he'll re-join the National Touring company of Chicago, beginning Tuesday, January 20.
John O'Hurley has become one of television's busiest and most versatile actors, show hosts, advertising heroes and feature film stars. The award-winning actor is best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," which is now the #1 syndicated series in 85 countries throughout the world.
O'Hurley danced his way into the hearts of America as the ultimate champion of the highly rated ABC series "Dancing with the Stars." He has also starred as host of the popular syndicated game show "Family Feud."
One of the most recognized voices on television, he can be heard in dozens of animated productions, including King Neptune on Nickelodeon's "Sponge Bob Squarepants" and Blake the White Tiger on NBC's "Father of the Pride."
One of the most acclaimed members of the worldwide CHICAGO family, O'Hurley first appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in 2006 and has reprised that role with both the Broadway and National Touring companies of CHICAGO several times since then.
His other stage credits include starring roles in the national tours of Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Brigadoon. He also starred as King Arthur in the Las Vegas production of Monty Python's Spamalot.
He is a New York Times best-selling author with three titles, including The Perfect Dog, which is becoming a stage musical.
In the role of Billy Flynn, O'Hurley takes over for German TV and film star Pasquale Aleardi, who concluded his Broadway debut engagement yesterday, Sunday, December 7.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history -- and it shows no sign of ever slowing down!
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who 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.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Visit www.ChicagoTheMusical.com for more information.