Friday, January 12

Cuba Gooding Jr to star in Chicago at the Phoenix

Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has just revealed that Academy Award winner, Cuba Gooding Jr, is to play  fast-talking defence lawyer Billy Flynn in the new production of Chicago the musical which opens at the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March.

The show will mark Gooding's UK stage debut and   he is currently working formally with a vocal coach. His breakthrough role was as Tre Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), followed by A Few Good Men (1992), before winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Jerry Maguire (1996). Later films included As Good as It Gets (1997), Men of Honor (2000) as Carl Brashear, Pearl Harbor (2001) as Doris Miller, American Gangster (2007), The Butler (2013), and Selma (2014), playing civil rights attorney Fred Gray. In 2016, he portrayed O.J. Simpson in the FX drama series The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-series or a Movie. In 2013, he made his Broadway theatre debut alongside Cicely Tyson and Vanessa Williams in the Tony Award-nominated production of The Trip to Bountiful.
No other casting for the production has yet been announced.

No comments:

Post a Comment