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Jerry Springer coming to Atlanta at Fox Theatre for “Chicago” Sept. 8-12, 2009

I had lunch with Springer last November at Manuel's Tavern. As a Democrat, he naturally loved the place. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

I had lunch with Springer last November at Manuel's Tavern. As a Democrat, he naturally loved the place. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Everyone’s favorite TV circus ringmaster Jerry Springer is going to be in Atlanta Sept. 8 to 13 to play slippery attorney Billy Flynn in the national production of “Chicago.”

He just spent six weeks playing that role in London and may ultimately do it on Broadway.

Springer obviously gets to use some of his soft-shoe skills he learned on “Dancing With the Stars.” To do some theater work, he ceded the hosting gig of “America’s Got Talent” after two seasons to Nick Cannon this season. His talk show, in which he really just shows up for tapings, is on at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays on WATL-TV.

Ticket info is here.

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Marion

July 27th, 2009
9:22 am

Jerry as Billy Flynn, that will be great. Can’t wait to see the play

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July 27th, 2009
10:04 am

Will there be fat lesbian white supremacist teenage sluts pregnant who don’t know which cousin is the father fistfighting?

Kar

July 27th, 2009
11:03 am

I’d love to see him in “Jerry Springer – The Opera.” A tapdancing chorus line of Klansmen? Even better than “Springtime for Hitler.”

Mike

July 27th, 2009
11:26 am

I’ve read good reviews about his performance in London. This is a role that doesn’t require extensive singing and dancing, so he’s got more than enough talent.

One review said they got chills when he sang the line in “Razzle Dazzle” – “what if your hinges all are rusting? What if, in fact, you’re just disgusting?” The man KNOWS disgusting.

John Doyle Atlanta

July 27th, 2009
3:05 pm

Why I thought he was coming to Atlanta to announce his candacy for the mayor’s race.Ask any
Ohio resident about the wonderful job he did in Cincinnatti.

[...] Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 shows with tickets purchased at Publix. AJC.com blogger Rodney Ho reports that Jerry Springer will star in Chicago, and the opening Tuesday-Wednesday night shows Sept. 8-9 are half-off at [...]

[...] Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 shows with tickets purchased at Publix. AJC.com blogger Rodney Ho reports that Jerry Springer will star in Chicago, and the opening Tuesday-Wednesday night shows Sept. 8-9 are half-off at [...]