Jaime Camil Extends Run in Broadway's 'Chicago'

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Jaime Camil joins the cast of "Chicago" on Broadway at Ambassador Theatre on May 31, 2016 in New York City. 

Jaime Camil is extending his stay in New York this summer: The Mexican actor's run in Broadway's Chicago has been stretched until July 31. He was originally set to play a five-week limited engagement, ending July 3.

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The Jane the Virgin actor, who portrays the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the Tony Award-winning musical, took to Twitter to confirm the news. 

Camil was welcomed to Broadway by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda just days after he took the stage at the Ambassador Theater earlier this month. 

Stars like Gloria Estefan and Camil's Jane the Virgin co-stars didn't miss the chance to see him in Chicago, while also making a stop backstage to snap a photo with the man of the hour. 

 

Camil told Billboard that he wanted to add new qualities to his character and allow him to have a comedic side. "I think what I can bring to the table for Billy is a little bit more of comedy. Not only do I want to be this slick lawyer who never loses a case and is a smooth talker, but also find a way where he gets to have fun. In some of the punch lines, I'm taking them a step further into the comedic side but still, of course, respecting the character."