The singer-actress will return to the lead in Chicago next month

By People Staff
November 16, 2009 09:00 AM
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From Melrose Place to the Great White Way – that’s quite a leap.

Confirming the rumors that have been swirling around Broadway and beyond, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is the latest name in a wave of Hollywood stars to hit New York’s Theater District in recent days.

The singer-turned-actress, 25, will return to her role as Roxie Hart in the mega-successful stage revival of the musical Chicago, which has been running since 1996. She starts Nov. 30.

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“I’m honored to be reprising my role as Chicago‘s Roxie Hart, returning to the stage and joining this amazing cast,” she says. “Being on Broadway is a childhood dream come true.”
Michael Y. Park