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Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Producers Barry and Fran Weissler have announced additional casting for Chicago, returning to Segerstrom Hall from January 28 to February 2.  Award-winning actor and star of stage, TV and film John O’Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn, sharing the stage with Paige Davis as Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Matron “Mama” Morton and Ron Orbach as Amos Hart.

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 cell mate, 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.

Chicago, which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history and shows no sign of slowing down.  With a legendary 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.

This national tour is directed by David Hyslop and choreographed by David Bushman. Walter Bobbie isthe director of the original New York production, and Ann Reinking was the original choreographer in the style of BobFosse. CHICAGO features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design byWilliam Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Scott Lehrer.  The production also features orchestrations by Ralph Burns and supervising music direction by Rob Fisher.

Chicago has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center traces its roots back to the late 1960s when a dedicated group of community leaders decided Orange County should have its own world-class performing arts venue.  As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for the Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts’ ongoing Free for All series.

Single tickets, which start at $29, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787.  For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.  The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.  The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, February 1, will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.

Chicago

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall

January 28 – February 2, 2014

Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall

600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Tickets start at $29.

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