Eddie George, Ohio State University's 1995 Heisman Trophy winner and a former running back for the Tennessee Titans football team, met the press in advance of his upcoming Broadway debut in Chicago. His seven-week engagement as Billy Flynn runs January 12-February 28 at the Ambassador Theatre.

1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George is the newest star of Broadway's Chicago.
1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George is the newest star of Broadway's Chicago.
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After a college career on the Ohio State Buckeyes, which netted him the Heisman, George played for the Tennessee Titans for nine years. He led the team to Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 and was selected to the Pro Bowl during four consecutive years.

Eddie George poses for photos with longtime Chicago producer Barry Weissler.
Eddie George poses with Chicago lead producer Barry Weissler.
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Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a 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 crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. The current revival, directed by Walter Bobbie, is now in its 19th year on Broadway.

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