The long-running, Tony Award-winning revival of Chicago welcomes Broadway favorite Alexander Gemignani to the razzling and dazzling company beginning June 18 at the Ambassador Theatre.
Gemignani takes over the role of cunning lawyer Billy Flynn, succeeding Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Adam Pascal, who ended his engagement June 16.
Set in the 1920s, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover. Desperate to avoid conviction, she hires Billy Flynn, Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer, much to the dismay of her rival cellmate Velma Kelly. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the Tony-winning revival is now in its 17th year.
Gemignani's Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Assassins, The People in the Picture and Sunday in the Park with George. His off-Broadway credits include Road Show, Headstrong and Avenue Q.
The cast of Chicago also features Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.