'Jane the Virgin' Actor Jaime Camil to Star in 'Chicago' on Broadway

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Jaime Camil in 'Jane the Virgin'

He will play the role of Billy Flynn for five weeks.

Rogelio de la Vega is headed to Broadway.

Jaime Camil of Jane the Virgin will rotate into Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre. His run begins May 31 and has been extended through July 31.

Camil will settle into the role of Billy Flynn in the 1920s-set musical about murder and media. The Walter Bobbie-directed revival, which opened in 1996, won six Tony Awards in 1997, including best musical revival, as well as the Grammy Award for best musical theater album.

Camil previously appeared on the U.S. stage in a musical adaptation of The Mambo Kings in San Francisco and made his Broadway debut in Latinologues, both in 2005. The Latin star is one of the most well-known actors in the Spanish-speaking world of film, TV and music, and has led musicals in Mexico City including West Side Story, Hook and Aladdin.

The musical's producers announced the casting news ahead of the season-two finale of The CW's Jane the Virgin  on Monday night.

May 16, 12:30 p.m. A previous version called Chicago his Broadway debut, due to an error in the release.

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