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Exclusive: Ashlee Simpson to begin Broadway run in “Chicago” in December

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EXCLUSIVE!

UPDATE: Ashlee Simpson‘s run has been extended from 6 weeks to 10 weeks.

 

Ashlee as Roxie Hart in a London production of "Chicago" (GettyImages.com)

Simpson as Roxie Hart in a 2006 London production of "Chicago" (GettyImages.com)

Gossip Cop can confirm that Ashlee Simpson will be reprising the role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of “Chicago.”

Simpson, whose character recently wrapped on the TV show “Melrose Place,” starred in “Chicago” in 2006 in London’s West End, where she received good notices.

According to an inside source, Simpson will begin her Broadway run in December and perform for six weeks.

That same insider tells Gossip Cop that Fran and Barry Weissler, the show’s producers, were really pleased with Simpson’s performance in London, and had wanted her for some time to reprise the role.

This will mark Simpson’s Broadway debut.

 

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