Eddie George has been trying to keep busy since retiring from the NFL in 2005. He was a college football analyst for Fox and Fox Sports 1, but he’s been preparing for a totally different career outside of the sport. In January, George will make his Broadway debut on the musical “Chicago” playing the role of Billy Flynn. It’s a pretty prominent role as George will be singing and dancing. George will be playing the role of Flynn for seven weeks between January 11 through February 28, 2016.
And George will be part of a play that currently includes Rumer Willis (the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) and NeNe Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
You may not be aware that George has been preparing for this role having played in “The Whipping Man” for the Nashville Repertory Theatre, “Othello” in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, “Julius Caesar” also in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and in “God’s Trombones” for the Belcourt Theatre.
He’s also been in movies like Best Man Holiday, Into the Sun and The Game Plan.
According to the official announcement, George has also his own theatrical troupe, “Actors By George” which was founded in 2012. And he’s sits on the board of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
So George has branched out to acting and gets to play on Broadway in January. George’s role of Billy Flynn represents Roxie Hart who has murdered her lover and used the media and sensational trial to become famous.
Here’s Ruthie Henshall of the London West End production singing “Roxie”
And here’s what you can expect from Eddie as Billy Flynn. This is Richard Gere from the 2002 movie:
George will be in the musical Chicago which is playing at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. Those interested in seeing him can call Telecharge for ticket information.
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