CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley to Play Segerstrom Center, 1/28-2/2
CHICAGO, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of slowing down. The purely entertaining show returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts January 28 - February 2, 2014 and will star award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film, John O' Hurley, reprising the role of Billy Flynn.
Single tickets, which start at $29, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 1st will include audio description, open captioning and sign- language interpretation.
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.
John O'Hurley (Billy Flynn) is the award-winning actor best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld, which is now the number one 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, returned to the stage in front of sold-out audiences on Broadway in CHICAGO as the male lead Billy Flynn. O'Hurley also headlined a tour as King Arthur in Eric Idle's hilarious musical comedy, Monty Python's Spamalot.
As a follow-up to his Billboard chart-topping CD Peace of Our Minds, O'Hurley released Secrets from the Lake, a collaboration of his piano compositions with cellist Marston Smith. O'Hurley has written two books, including his The New York Times bestseller, It's OK to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons Learned from Dogs and Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It. His first children's book, The Perfect Dog is set for release this fall, and has already been selected for the Children's Book of the Month Club.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
This national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York production and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns and supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996.