Todrick Hall Is Your Billy Flynn!
The Gin is Cold and The Piano's Hot!
Youtube and stage sensation, Todrick Hall is heading to Detroit to star as Billy Flynn in the national tour of Chicago. The actor portrayed the role on Broadway at the end of 2017 and will return to the role from October 16-20 ar the Fisher Theater.
As well as his amass of viral YouTube videos which have garnered the star over two million subscribers, Todrick Hall has also appeared in a myriad of Broadway productions including, Memphis and the original production of The Color Purple. Hall is also a frequent guest star on the Emmy winning Ru Paul's Drag Race, teaching the hopefuls various choreography as well as being a guest judge alongside Ru Paul and Michelle Visage.
What is Chicago about?
Velma Kelly is a glamorous cabaret performer awaiting trial for the murder of her philandering husband and twin sister in Cook County Jail. Having grown used to her infamy and celebrity status as the 'wronged woman' she is furious when she finds herself upstaged by a seemingly innocent ingenue, chorus girl Roxie Hart, a firstly timid but later ambitious go-getter who threatens Velma's carefully cultivated limelight. With an equally ambitious and money-minded lawyer, Billy Flynn, the two women embark on a cold war of sorts, upstaging each other to reclaim the public's love and to escape the hangman's noose.
This starts a battle over the charismatic Flynn's attention, which Velma and Roxie must compete to get themselves off death row and onto the stage where they believe their infamy will draw in the crowds. Throw into the mix a corrupt prison warden called Mama Morton, who accepts money in exchange for privileges, and the action behind bars heats up whilst their fellow prisoners are left to fend for themselves at the mercy of the public defenders. Will they both escape the executioner? Or will their bickering prevail in sending them both to the gallows instead of the vaudeville stage?