Usher to Star in ‘Chicago’

Usher is set to star in the Broadway musical, Chicago, playing the leading role of Billy Flynn, the lawyer-cum-publicist who agrees to represent homicidal dancer, Roxie Hart. The singing sensation will join the cast on August 27 and will stick with the show until October 1. “This is a very exciting time in my career,” Usher said in a statement. “I have always admired Broadway actors for their showmanship, dedication and focus that goes into performing live on stage every night. Being on Broadway allows you to connect to audiences in a whole new way that’s different from music and movies.” Usher joins a long line of celebrities who have starred in the Broadway show since it opened in 1996, including Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, and former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson.

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