Pamela Anderson is set to make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago, in an eight-week engagement running from April 12 through June 5 at the Ambassador Theatre in N.Y.C.
The 54-year-old Anderson said in a press release: “I have always been a huge fan of Bob Fosse’s & Gwen Verdon’s work. Ann Reinking, too. Playing Roxie Hart is a dream fulfilled. Performing Fosse, you don’t have time to get in your head. You can’t dance, sing and think at the same time. There is a freedom, a unique joy in knowing it’s all about the work. Playing Roxie Hart is a sweet escape for me.”
The role of Roxie Hart was originated by Gwen Verdon in the 1975 Broadway production. Other big names who have stepped into Roxie’s dance shoes on stage over the years include Ann Reinking, Ashlee Simpson Ross and Michelle Williams, as well as Renée Zellweger in the 2002 Chicago film adaptation opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones as rival and fellow murderess Velma Kelly.
Tickets for Chicago can be purchased at chicagothemusical.com.
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