Tony Yazbeck
(© David Gordon)
Tony Yazbeck
(© David Gordon)
Tony Yazbeck will take over the role of Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago, beginning with the Monday, August 29 performance. He replaces Christopher Sieber, who as previously reported, will be starring in the first national tour of the recent Broadway revival of La Cage aux Folles.

Yazbeck's prior Broadway credits include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Never Gonna Dance, and Oklahoma!

The production also currently stars Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Nikka Graff Lanzarone as Velma Kelly, Chris Sullivan as Amos Hart and Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton. As previously announced, former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will make her Broadway debut as Roxie beginning Monday, September 5. She will be joined by Amra-Faye Wright as Velma.

Chicago has been directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Ann Reinking. The creative team includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), and Scott Lehrer (sound design).

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