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Thursday, March 31, 2011

CHICAGO Is On Its Way To Detroit! {press release}

Yes, indeed! CHICAGO will be arriving in Detroit for a short visit at the Fisher Theater May 17th-22nd!! That means you need to get your tickets NOW {if there are any left} so you don't miss it. 

John O'Hurley is starring as Billy Flynn in this production! Yes, the same man who played Mr. Peterman on Seinfeld will be here, on stage, in a role all too perfect for him. Color me excited!!

Take a gander at the press release for more details...and all that jazz. ;)



Starring John O’Hurley

DETROIT, MI, March 30, 2011 -- CHICAGO is coming back to Detroit with John O’Hurley starring as Billy Flynn. CHICAGO will be at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre May 17 -22, 2011. CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14th, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest-running musical revival playing on Broadway,  the second longest-running musical production currently playing on Broadway, and the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down!

John O’Hurley (Billy Flynn) is one of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive,” and has become one of television’s busiest and most versatile actors, show hosts, advertising heroes, and feature film stars.  The award-winning actor is best known as "J. Peterman" on "Seinfeld," which is now the #1 syndicated series in the world in 85 countries.  He danced his way into the hearts of America as the ultimate champion of the highly rated ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” starred on Broadway in Chicagoas the male lead “Billy Flynn” and starred in a two-year stint as the head of the Round Table, King Arthur, in Eric Idle’s hilarious musical comedy “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in Las Vegas. On the small screen he can be seen weekly on the popular syndicated show “Family Feud.”  As a follow-up to his Billboard chart topping CD Peace of Our Minds (which was the first independently produced CD to ever reach #13 on the Billboard Music charts), O’Hurley recently released Secrets from the Lakea collaboration of his piano compositions with cellist Marston Smith. O’Hurley has written 2 books including his New York Times Bestseller called It’s OK to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons Learned from Dogs, and Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It. When not performing, John maintains his single digit gold handicap by playing on the Celebrity Players Tour.   Additionally, he lends his name and golf game to help charities close to his heart, especially Golfers Against Cancer and Child Development Institute.  O'Hurley enjoys spending his free time with his wife Lisa and their young son William Dylan. Together they love to play golf, travel, play with their dogs, cheer for the Boston Red Sox, and entertain friends at their Beverly Hills home.  

Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. 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 book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred EbbCHICAGO 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 is the director of the original New York Production and Ann Reinking was 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 byKen Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer. The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns, supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.

Produced by Barry and Fran WeisslerCHICAGO has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996.

The record-breaking London production of CHICAGO continues to hold the record as the longest-running American musical in West End history.  CHICAGO is also on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as international tours in Australia and the United Kingdom.

CHICAGO is a production not to be missed. And all the reviewers agree. Time Magazine calls it “A Triumph,” Newsweek raves “Smashing” and Entertainment Weekly sums it up by calling CHICAGO “Broadway’s Most Electrifying Show.” If you’ve seen it before, this is the PERFECT TIME to relive the excitement!  If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for??

Performance times for CHICAGOappearing May 17 -22, 2011 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

-         Tuesday through Saturday performances at 8:00 p.m.
-         Sunday evening performance at 7:30 p.m.
-         Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for the Detroit engagement of CHICAGO range from $29-$75 (includes parking and facility fees) and go on sale Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Fisher Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase online at or, and by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-982-2787.  Limited premium seats will be available at the box office only. For group sales (12 or more) please call(313) 871-1132 or email For additional information, call (313) 872-1000 or

The Detroit engagement of CHICAGO is sponsored by your Southeast Michigan Lincoln dealers.

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**I've been invited to Press Night at the theater to review this show and have been given 2 complimentary passes. I've received no other compensation for posting this press release. I just want you to know more about it so you can go and enjoy it while it's in town. Show review to come soon!**



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