The Name On Everybody's Lips Is Gonna Be...
At The Wang, November 1 - 4
Christie Brinkley, one of the world's
most successful supermodels, will make her Boston debut in the National
Tour of the Tony Award-winning hit musical “Chicago.”
She will star as merry murderess Roxie Hart opposite John O'Hurley
as Billy Flynn in a limited 6-show engagement at the Citi Performing
Arts Center Wang Theatre, November 1 - 4.
Christie recently honed her comedy chops in the new hit comedy “Celebrity Autobiography,” where superstar memoirs are acted out live on stage. “Celebrity Autobiography” features a first-rate comedic ensemble performing from the actual memoirs of a wide range of celebrities.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, "Chicago" tells 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 Billy Flynn, 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.
Dashing and debonair John O'Hurley returns to the road to reprise the role of Billy Flynn, which he played on Broadway. No stranger to the stage, he also spent a two-year stint as the head of the Round Table, King Arthur, in the Las Vegas company of Eric Idle's hit musical comedy “Monty Python's Spamalot." On the small screen, O'Hurley was seen for many years on the popular syndicated show “Family Feud.” The award-winning actor is perhaps best known as "J. Peterman" on "Seinfeld," which currently ranks as the #1 syndicated series in the world, playing in 85 countries. He also danced his way into the hearts of America on the first season of the highly rated ABC-TV show “Dancing with the Stars.”
Now in its 16th year of girls, glitz and glamour on Broadway, the record-breaking "Chicago" ranks as the fourth longest-running production in Broadway history. With a 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.
The national tour is directed by Scott Faris and choreographed by Gary Chryst. Walter Bobbie was the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking the original choreographer in the style of Bob Fosse.
For tickets and information, stop by the Wang box office at 270 Tremont Street, call 866-348-9738 or visit www.citicenter.org.
-- OnStage Boston
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