The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Chicago on Broadway.

Of the ten longest running shows in Broadway history, only one of them is a revival.

You guessed it! Chicago.

Chicago should also go down in the record books as being one of the best produced shows of all time.  Who would have thought that this little show would have run as long as it has . . . all over the world . . . despite the fact that the original production was a flop?!

Well, if you’re one of the 6 people in the tri-state area who hasn’t seen Chicago on Broadway, you’re in luck, because we’ve got two tickets to give away to one lucky reader.

Ready?  Here’s the game:

We’re going to play . . . “Who Would You Cast?”

As everyone knows, Chicago has had quite a few stars kick up their heels in the show, from Usher to Melanie Griffith to the current Roxie, the Uptown Girl herself, Christie Brinkley.

If you were the Casting Director of Chicago, and could cast anyone you want as Roxie, Velma, or Billy Flynn, who would you cast?

I’ll pick a winner on Saturday. Good luck, Casting Directors!

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  • Reg says:

    Beyonce Knowles as Velma. She would sell like hot cakes and her performance would actually be astonishing!

  • lauren m says:

    Gwyneth Paltrow has Roxie!

  • Jack Cline says:

    Alice Ripley as Velma

  • Sarah P. says:

    I think Christina Aguilera as Roxie could be interesting…

  • Cindy S. says:

    Scarlett Johansson as Roxie, Matthew Morrison as Billy Flynn.

  • Susan says:

    George Clooney as Billy Flynn

  • Shaunna B. says:

    I really think that Chita Rivera should come back and play Velma again!

  • Alana says:

    Toni Collette as Roxy, Hugh Grant as Flynn and Sara Ramirez as Velma. Cast!

  • Roxie-Britney Spears (bahahaha..sorry, I had to)
    Velma- Jane Lynch.
    Billy Flynn- Christopher Sieber or Kelsey Grammer.
    …..Im being completely outlandish. But it could happen..lol

  • Robb J says:

    My mom as Mama Morton . . . I think she is the only woman of that age left that has not been cast yet so she is due

  • J.S. Fauquet says:

    Oprah recently just said that her dream was to be on Broadway….put her in Chicago as Mama Morton!

  • Rebecca L. says:

    Brittany Snow as Roxie!

  • Theo says:

    Hmm – I think Lady Gaga would play a great Velma!

  • recastfilm version for success-and fun! Richard Gere, Rene Zellwinger, & Catherin Zeta-Jones

  • Mozz says:

    David Boreanaz as Billy Flynn

  • Tristan says:

    After seeing him perform “Razzle Dazzle” at the Tony Awards one year, I’d cast Jesse L. Martin as Billy Flynn.
    For Roxie Hart, Heather Morris of GLEE fame–what? She’s an AMAZING dancer.
    And as Velma Kelly, I’d like to see Mya have a shot (she was originally supposed to join the cast in 2008).

  • Laura Manske says:

    Sarah Palin as Roxie! (Watch her shoot ’em up)
    Okay, seriously… Alicia Keys as Roxie. She’d rock the theater, blow the roof off and whoosh the crowds in.

  • Jason says:

    The producers need to cast me already!!! XD
    But, okay, if they want an actual celebrity…how about Barack Obama for Billy Flynn? Granted, the president of the USA probably wouldn’t know where to find the time to rehearse for a Broadway show but it would get butts in the seats, am I right?
    And if the aim were to get younger people in the theatre, how about Ke$ha for Roxie? Yes, she isn’t the most talented person out there but talent isn’t necessarily a factor when stunt casting, and I can see her playing this role for some reason. For someone with more talent, but still able to draw young audiences, how about the mother monster herself, Lady Gaga as Matron Mama Morton? 😉

  • Megan says:

    Honestly, they are both dramatic theatre dancer types so…..Madonna as Velma, lady gaga as Roxie, and since we have to save Tom cruise for a few good men, George clooney as Billy. ….holy crap I want to see that show.

  • Alan says:

    Roger Bart would be great as Billy Flynn and Kristen Chenowitz would be wonderful as Roxie.
    I would cast Liza Minnelli as Velma.

  • Neil says:

    If I had a time machine, I’d go to the following years and pick up the following people…
    1974, to pick up Madeline Kahn to play Velma,
    1980, to grab Chevy Chase to play Billy Flynn,
    1970, to have a wonderful young Bernadette Peters to play Roxy.
    That seems like a pretty fun cast to me.

  • Broadwayjayb@aol.com says:

    Rosie ‘O Donnell As Billy Fylnn and Elizabeth Hassleback

  • Monica says:

    I’m one of the few people who hasn’t gotten to see Chicago yet, so it’s hard for me to cast the roles.
    But I think Lady Gaga or Christina Aguilera would be great in Chicago.

  • ran says:

    Hugh Jackman as Flynn; Fiona Apple or Adele as Roxie; Gwen Stefani or Marion Cotillard as Velma.
    maybe scratch Stefani, I wanna see Cotillard as Velma

  • Lana M. says:

    Kristin Chenowith as Roxie!

  • Jake says:

    I think the biggest “stunt” the producers of Chicago could pull at this point is to cast real, bonafide Broadway stars in their show again. Perhaps Laura Benanti as Roxie, Sherie Renée Scott or Sutton Forster as Velma. Is Norbert Leo Butz old enough to play Billy yet? And hey, Mark Rylance can do anything, why not Amos? And Lillias White was born to play Mama Morton.
    Not only would the show be infused a new vitality and some serious theatre chops, it would re-attract the NYC theater-goers who haven’t been back in ages.

  • Elissa Z says:

    George Clooney as Flynn
    Heather Morris in a few years as Roxie
    Beyonce as Velma

  • Vana says:

    Jaime Foxx as Flynn
    MoNique as Matron Mama Morton
    Halle Berry as Velma
    Beyonce as Roxie

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