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'True Blood' Stephen Moyer, Samantha Barks for 'Chicago' musical in LA

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Stephen Moyer and Samantha Barks are to appear on stage in a short run of Chicago in Los Angeles.

The British actors will star in a three-date run of the musical at the Hollywood Bowl next month.

Stephen Moyer

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Stephen Moyer

Samantha Barks at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

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Samantha Barks



True Blood actor Moyer will star as lawyer Billy Fynn, while the Les Misérables actress will play murderess Velma Kelly.

Samantha Barks tweeted: "Very excited to announce that I will be playing Velma Kelly in Chicago at this year's Hollywood Bowl!! I'm so excited!"

Meanwhile, Drew Carey will play husband Amos Hart, while Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless will appear as prison warden Mama Morton.

The role of Roxie Hart will be announced at a later date.

Chicago will be performed from July 26-28, and is to be directed by actress Brooke Shields, who has starred in both Broadway and West End versions of the play.

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