Eddie George: “NFL legend” tackles Broadway role in Chicago

Eddie George: NFL legend tackles Broadway role in 'Chicago'
Eddie George: NFL legend tackles Broadway role in 'Chicago'

Eddie George will razzle dazzle audiences off the field and on the stage in the Tony-winning revival of “Chicago.” He is set to make his Broadway debut as Billy Flynn Jan. 11 – Feb. 28 at the Ambassador Theatre.

The seven-week engagement runs through the end of February 2016, with shows every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. The musical is also set for performances Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 p.m., in addition to Sundays at 2:30 and 7 p.m., the release said.

George’s move to Broadway helps put a final stamp on a complete career transition from college and professional football player, to television and radio analyst, to stage actor. The nine-year NFL veteran and four-time Pro Bowl selection also had roles in such works as The Whipping Man, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

Eddie George’s also been featured on NBC’s American Dream Builders and in film. He founded the Nashville-based group, Actors by George, in 2012.

Tickets are available through telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or in-person at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., New York) box office.