Chicago is on its way back to Houston, bringing with it two murderesses, an international cast and John O’Hurley in the role of Billy Flynn, the winning lawyer always looking for the spotlight. O’Hurley has been doing Flynn off and on since 2006 (he joined the Broad-way show after his stint with Dancing With the Stars) and left it in September before joining back up in May for a nine-city road tour. An added attraction for him was the Houston stop; his wife Lisa Mesloh grew up in Sugar Land. O’Hurley says he loves playing Billy Flynn. “He’s a tremendously complicated leading man with a sense of elegance, and he’s got a very strong comedic side and a very strong dark side. So it gives me a chance to really stretch as an actor,” says the man who also gained fame playing J. Peterman, Elaine’s boss on Seinfeld. Chicago, set in the 1920s, is the story of Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart who each murder a man and then turn to lawyer Flynn to get them off. The show, which won multiple Tony Awards and was made into a movie, is known for its John Kander-Fred Ebb music and lyrics and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Wortham Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713-227-4772 or visit $32 to $92.
Tue., June 21, 8 p.m.; Wed., June 22, 8 p.m.; Thu., June 23, 8 p.m.; Fri., June 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 25, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., June 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., 2011
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