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National Tour on the Way for 'Chicago'

August 09, 2013 by Allison

Theater Revivals

If you’ve been missing any of your favorite theater productions, take note of some notable revivals gearing up for a triumphant return to the stage.

John O’Hurley will be back at it again as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the latest rendition of “Chicago,” which is set for a U.S. tour beginning on Aug. 31. This revival will be the third time O’Hurley has played the role of Flynn, but the rest of the cast has yet to be announced. “Chicago” is centered around two murderesses locked up in Chicago’s Cook County Jail, and escalates into a story about fame and fortune with tunes like “All that Jazz,” “Razzle Dazzle” and “Roxie.” The 1996 revival of the production won six Tony Awards and is still running today at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre.

Another revival that is sure to make waves in the theater world is the classic Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet,” which is scheduled to appear on Broadway for the first time in 36 years. Making his first Broadway appearance is “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom, who will be co-starring alongside Tony Award nominee, Condola Rashad. The production will preview starting Aug. 24, and will open on Sept. 24 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.

Another movie star will be hitting Broadway for “Betrayal.” Daniel Craig, otherwise known as James Bond from the recent installments, will be returning to the stage for the production, which will be his first appearance on Broadway since the 2009’s “A Steady Rain.” He will appear alongside Rachel Weisz and Rafe Spall on the bill, and the plot will delve into the depths of human love and betrayal. The production will be housed at New York’s Barrymore Theatre, with opening night scheduled for Oct. 27, and a limited engagement run of just 14 weeks.

Other notable revivals include “Waiting for Godot,” “The Winslow Boy,” and the ever-popular “700 Sundays,” featuring Billy Crystal.

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