Linden hits Vegas’ ‘Chicago’

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LAS VEGAS — Hal Linden will soon headline in the musical “Chicago” at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor will take on the role of lawyer Billy Flynn from Ben Vereen beginning Aug. 31. Linden is expected to appear in the musical at least through the end of the year.

“Chicago,” the first full-length legit show to play Las Vegas, was originally skedded for a 22-week engagement and is now running indefintely.

Co-starring with Linden will be Jasmine Guy as Velma Kelly and Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart.

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