Australian entertainer Tom Burlinson will join the cast of the multi-award winning, record breaking musical Chicago for its seasons in Sydney and Brisbane. He will be playing the role of the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn.

“I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to play the great role of Billy Flynn in the Sydney and Brisbane seasons of Chicago. I’m looking forward to working with my co-stars and the creative professionals in rehearsal as we prepare to present this wonderful show,” Burlinson said.

“We are excited to have Tom Burlinson join the cast in the legendary Broadway institution Chicago. Tom is one of Australia’s favourite entertainers and he will bring such class and sophistication to the stage playing the calculating Billy Flynn. We are very much looking forward to seeing Tom on stage with the rest of the cast very soon when the production premieres in Sydney in August,” said the producers.

The Kander & Ebb musical has been seen by more than 31 million people worldwide in 36 countries and is the winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy Award. CHICAGO continues to play on Broadway and around the world in multiple languages and is the longest running American musical in Broadway and West End history. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer Billy Flynn to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.

Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, or you’re looking for a night of pure entertainment, Chicago always delivers.

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