Jerry Springer to star in musical in London

LONDON (AP) -- Talk-show host Jerry Springer says he will perform in the musical "Chicago" at London's West End.

He will play the slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the show, which is about glamorous women who murder their lovers for fame.

The 65-year-old television host said Tuesday he will perform the role at the Cambridge Theater in London's West End theater district for six weeks starting in June. He says he will take singing lessons for the role.

Springer hosts "The Jerry Springer Show," which encourages people to reveal intimate secrets on air. A musical about his program, "Jerry Springer: The Opera," opened in London in 2003 and turned into a controversial hit - attracting wide audiences and criticism from religious groups that said it parodied Christian beliefs.


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