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"The musical, considered too dark when it failed in 1975, today seems right in keeping with hard-learned cynicism about the American justice system."
The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Paul Alexander Nolan will return to Broadway as "Billy Flynn" beginning Monday, October 31 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Jason Danieley will play his final performance in the role on October 30.
Paul Alexander Nolan has appeared on Broadway in Bright Star (Drama Desk nomination), Doctor Zhivago (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Once (Guy) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus). He has appeared off-Broadway in Daddy Long Legs (Jervis). Regional credits include Aida (Kansas City Starlight); Jesus Christ Superstar and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse); six seasons with the Stratford Festival, including As You Like It (Orlando), The Grapes of Wrath (Al), Cyrano de Bergerac (Valvert), West Side Story (Tony, dir. Gary Griffin), Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who's Tommy (Cousin Kevin).
Chicago currently also stars Veronica Dunne as Roxie Hart (through November 26 only), Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
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.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is 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 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.
Article reprinted with permission from www.BroadwayWorld.com
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