Huey Lewis is coming to Broadway to star as rapscallion lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of "Chicago."

Huey Lewis is coming to Broadway to star as rapscallion lawyer Billy Flynn in the long-running revival of "Chicago." Lewis, lead vocalist and founding member of Huey Lewis and the News, starts performances in the Kander-and-Ebb musical on Nov. 1.

Lewis has previously appeared in such movies as "Sphere," "Shadow of a Doubt" and "Duets," and the television series "Just Shoot Me" and "One Tree Hill." Before hitting Broadway, he and his band will be busy on a North American tour that resumes July 29 in Dubuque, Iowa, and runs through Oct. 1 in Murphys, Ca.

Brooke Shields joins "Chicago" as Roxie Hart on Sept. 9, appearing in the show through Oct. 30.

The current cast of "Chicago" includes Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie, Luba Mason as Velma Kelly, Christopher McDonald as Billy Flynn and Carol Woods as Matron Mama Morton.


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