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Huey Lewis' News: Broadway

For more than 25 years, Huey Lewis and the News have carried the banner as the quintessential American rock band.

Now, the Grammy-winning founder and lead singer, Huey Lewis, has made his way to Broadway, making his debut in the six-time Tony award-winning musical Chicago, starring as attorney Billy Flynn.

If you are not in New York City, you can still catch his performance. He visits The Early Show to perform "All I Care About" live with six members of the cast on Friday morning.

Lewis made his Broadway debut on Monday, Oct. 31, at the Ambassador Theatre after 25 years performing in front of live audiences with Huey Lewis and The News.

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With album sales over 20 million, the group has released 10 albums and has written and performed such classic top 10 hits as "The Power of Love," "The Heart of Rock and Roll," "Stuck With You," "I Want a New Drug," "Workin' For a Livin," and "If This Is It."

Here are a few facts about Lewis and the band:

  • In January 1985, Huey was one of the recording artists to participate in the historic recording of USA for Africa's "We Are The World."
  • Lewis co-wrote and performed "The Power of Love" and "Back In Time" for the hit film "Back To The Future" (1985), in which he had a cameo role. "The Power of Love" reached No. 1 on Billboard's singles chart and was nominated for an Academy Award.
  • In 1993, he was a member of the ensemble cast of the movie "Shortcuts" (1993) for which he received a Golden Globe.
  • His movie performances have included parts in "Sphere" (1998), "Shadow of Doubt" (1998), and "Duets" (2000). The successful soundtrack from Duets featured a musical duet with his co-star Gweneth Paltrow.
  • "Cruisin" reached No. 1 on Billboard's adult contemporary chart.
  • Lewis has also appeared in the TV series "Just Shoot Me" and "One Tree Hill." In December 2003, Lewis was a featured international artist with the prestigious 19th annual "Night Of The Proms 2003," a month-long series of classical concerts held in Germany.
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