After playing the role of Roxie Hart in Londonâ€™s West End production of Chicago in 2006, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is taking it to the streets of New York. She is reprising the role of the merry murderess at the Ambassador Theater for a limited engagement that ends on February 7, 2010.
â€œIâ€™m honored to be reprising my role as Roxie Hart, returning to the stage and joining this amazing cast,â€ she said on Playbill. â€œBeing on Broadway is a childhood dream come true.â€
On opening night (November 30), the singer/actress joined the rest of the stellar cast, including Deidre Goodwin as Velma Kelly, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn, and Roz Ryan as Matron â€œMama” Morton. Letâ€™s hope Simpsonâ€™s performance is a big improvement from her 2006 debut:
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