CHICAGO, Starring Paige Davis and John O'Hurley, Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Tonight
CHICAGO is back in town and it's pure entertainment! The first national tour of CHICAGO returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from tonight, September 20 through September 22.
John O'Hurley will star as the silver-tongued prince of the courtroom, Billy Flynn, in CHICAGO. The Dancing with the Stars and Seinfeld alum, who has played the role three times on Broadway, will reprise his performance for the re-launch of the show's national tour. Additional casting includes Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton and Todd Buonopane as Amos Hart.
Performances of CHICAGO at the Fox Theatre are Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm. & 8pm; and Sunday at 1pm. & 6:30pm. Ticket prices start at $30 and are subject to change. Please visit FabulousFox.com for current pricing information. To purchase tickets, visit MetroTix.com, call 314-534-1111 or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office.
CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and 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 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.
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.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, CHICAGO is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Walter Bobbie is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking 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, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.
Paige Davis (Roxie Hart). Broadway: Gloria in Boeing, Boeing. National Tours: Charity in Sweet Charity, Babette in Beauty and the Beast, Roxie in Chicago, The Vagina Monologues. Regional: Agnes in I Do! I Do! (Old Globe), Maria in The Sound of Music (Pittsburgh CLO), Val in A Chorus Line (Austin Musical Theatre), April in Company (Missouri Rep). On television, Paige starred as the host of "Trading Spaces" (TLC) and "Home and Family" (Hallmark), and is a 2013 Emmy Award Nominee for "Home Made Simple" (OWN). She is the author of Paige by Paige, a New York Times bestseller. Visit Paige online at www.PaigeDavis.com.
Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly) has played the role of Velma Kelly around the world, from Broadway to the West End, French premiere (Montreal and Paris), international and national tours and the 10th Anniversary Gala. Other credits include Blood Brothers (Mrs. J.) and The Producers (Ulla), Vancouver Arts Club; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Spider Woman), L.A. Havok Theatre; Cats (Bombalurina) and The Pajama Game (Gladys), MTWLA; West Side Story (Anita), New Orleans Opera and Vancouver Arts Club (Jessie Award, Best Supp. Actress); Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), San Diego MT; Damn Yankees (Lola); A Chorus Line (Cassie). Film/TV: The Lizzie Maguire Movie, "The Reagans," "The Dead Zone," "Jeremiah," "Cold Squad," "Life or Something Like It." www.TerraCMacLeod.com.
Carol Woods (Matron "Mama" Morton). In 2008, Ms. Woods received a standing ovation during her Grammy Award telecast performance of the Across the Universe rendition of "Let It Be." Broadway/tour: Chicago, Full Monty, One Mo' Time, Follies, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Goodbye Girl, The Crucible. London: Blues in the Night (Olivier Award nomination). Film: Across the Universe, The Honeymooners, Stepping Out. TV: "The Big C," "The Practice," "Third Watch," "Parent Hood" (series regular). Recordings include Julie Gold's "America" for the 2009 Inaugural Celebration. www.CarolWoodsOnline.com.
JOHN O'HURLEY (Billy Flynn) is best known as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld," the #1 syndicated television show in the world (seen in 85 countries), for which he won a Screen Actor's Guild Award. He was also seen on the top-rated ABC hit "Dancing With the Stars," ABC's dramatic "Dance-Off!" and as the host of "Family Feud." He is one of the most recognized voices on TV, appearing in dozens of animated productions including King Neptune on "Sponge Bob Squarepants" and Blake the White Tiger on NBC's "Father of the Pride." O'Hurley's first CD, Peace of Our Minds, a collaboration of his piano compositions with world-renowned cellist Marston Smith, debuted at #13 on Billboard. His CDs are available on John's website www.JohnOHurley.com and at CDBaby.com. His musical theatre credits include starring roles in the national tours of Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Brigadoon. He has also shown his musical talent in concert, singing with many symphony orchestras across the country.
Todd Buonopane (Amos Hart) Broadway: Roger in Grease and the original company of Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: Henry & Mudge, Don't Quit Your Night Job, and The Butter and Egg Man. Regionally, Todd has played a series of best friends and sidekicks across the country including the recent world premiere of Sleepless in Seattle the musical. On TV, Todd is most recognizable as Jeffrey Weinerslav from 30 Rock. Other TV: Grey's Anatomy, The Black Donnellys, Law & Order:CI. BFA: The University of Michigan. @ToddBuonopane.
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