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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago

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The smash revival of Chicago celebrated the casting of it's two new stars, Robin Givens (making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart) and John O'Hurley (making his own as Billy Flynn), while producer Barry Weissler held a meet and greet with the press media to announce that the show which is Broadway's longest running revival will enter it's record-breaking 10th year.

O'Hurley and Givens will join the cast on January 16th, the same day that Amra-Faye Wright succeeds Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly and Bruce Winant replaces P.J. Winant as Amos; O'Hurley and Givens replace Huey Lewis and Charlotte D'Amboise, respectively. Lillias White will succeed Debra Monk as Mama Morton on January 30th.

The revival of Chicago, which opened on November 14th 1996, has reached a run of over 3,800 performances. Currently at the Ambassador Theatre (215 W. 49th St.), the show opened with Ann Reinking as Roxie, Bebe Neuwirth as Velma, Joel Grey as Amos and James Naughton as Billy. Under Walter Bobbie's direction and Reinking's choreography, Chicago, which features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse, received 6 1997 Tonys (including Best Revival of a Musical). The revival, based on Bobbie's stylistically stripped-down Encores! staging, featured direction and choreography by Fosse in its original 1975 production.

For more information, visit www.chicagothemusical.com.

Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
John O'Hurley and the ladies of Chicago

Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
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Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
Robin Givens and John O'Hurley

Photo Coverage: John O'Hurley and Robin Givens Prepare for Bway Debuts in Chicago
Robin Givens, John O'Hurley and the cast of Chicago



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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