Billy Ray Cyrus as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Dear Broadwayworld,

Today is June 25th. Not April 1st. What the heck?




Give them the old achy breaky heart
Updated On: 6/25/12 at 08:59 AM
broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Oh lord.
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
broadwayfreak4
Understudy
joined:5/25/09
Who's gonna play Roxie? Miley Cyrus?
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Is Wynonna Judd set to play Matron Mama Morton?

Having admittedly watched some Hannah Montana in the past, I didn't think he was that great on that show. And he was playing Miley's country singing father!
Updated On: 6/25/12 at 09:25 AM
castlestreet
Broadway Star
joined:7/2/10
Well, I had the same thought- is it April Fools again?

Give the old girl one behind the ear- time to put this show out of its misery if this is the best Barry & Fran can do...
theaterfan862
Featured Actor
joined:5/10/10
I love Chicago but this is horrible! Fran and Barry should just rely on the very talented ensemble they already have and if they must switch out the leads then get unknown or not well known Broadway talent. God knows they have made plenty of money off the show so give the show some dignity again.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
When I saw this on Playbill, I thought "huh"? Well, he can sing. Who knows, he might surprise people? from RC in Austin, Texas
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
He may not make that bad of an Amos. Just not Billy.
KylePKJP
Stand-by
joined:8/5/11
In other news, Ann Coulter will teach kindergarten in the fall.
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
No disrespect to Billy Ray. He's not a bad singer or actor, but he's COUNTRY. I wouldn't be surprised if he showed up in that upcoming Loretta Lynn musical, but Chicago? Ehhh...
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
I think he could be very good. The Weisslers definitely got my attention (in a good way). I may go see him. Let's give him a chance.
artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
I seem to remember something about him and homophobic remarks back in his heyday. Anyone else remember this?
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
Was Tim McGraw busy?
Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Cyrus has been quite bad in the past. He may reach the levels of Jery Springer in the part if he has enough rehearsals.
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
Why don't they use someone in the show? Isn't the incredibly talented (and handsome) Jason Patrick Sands still in the chorus? I've seen him go on for Billy and he's great!
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
FOAnatic
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/04
Will they have to refer to him as "Billy Ray Flynn" during his stint?
"I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about." - Oscar Wilde
quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
"Why don't they use someone in the show? Isn't the incredibly talented (and handsome) Jason Patrick Sands still in the chorus? I've seen him go on for Billy and he's great!"

Now that is an image worth savoring...JPS justs needs a tearaway tux.
Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Yes, Jason Patrick Sands is still part of the "ensemble". He can perform the roles of "Billy Flynn" and "Amos Hart." Although he is quite talented and sexy, he is not a well known "name". I believe he did a national tour as "Billy." On another note, I was surprised to read that Ryan Worsing's last day with "Chicago" was on June 24th. Amos Wolff also is no longer with the show. Yikes. from RC in Austin, Texas
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
hyperbole_and_a_half
Leading Actor
joined:3/21/11
This show is definitely past its expiry date. Time t send it to the glue factory.
broadwayjim42
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/03
Yeah, Tim McGraw IS probably busy. And getting better acting parts. Although he's managed to keep himself in the public eye through "Doc" and "Hannah Montana," Cyrus' recording career, aside from a few Hannah-related blips, has been decidedly in second gear since the late 90's.

I've always found Billy Ray kind of insufferably smug, so I'm predisposed to dislike him. I'll be very surprised if he's any good.



Updated On: 6/25/12 at 01:38 PM
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Don't shoot me, but I think the show could actually be great if they hired people to play Roxie that were, ya know, sort of how she is, like the reality stars of our day. Get a Kardashian up there or a Housewife.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
I'm sure they've already thought about it.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
ChildrenwillListen
Featured Actor
joined:3/12/12
Don't give them anymore bad ideas by suggesting the Kardashians! GEEZ!! And knowing that Billy Ray is going to be doing this makes me even more happy to know that I saw John O'Hurley play Billy.

When my school does Chicago next year, I guarantee whoever we have play Billy will be a million times better.
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
I'm just gonna pretend this isn't a thing.
I leave the room smiling.
Wishing Only Wounds
Broadway Star
joined:4/27/10
I actually don't mind this... definitely not the worst casting announcement to come from Chicago.
Formerly: WishingOnlyWounds2 - Broadway Legend - Joined: 9/25/08
ObiHave
Understudy
joined:10/13/09
This may finally close the show.

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