Ashlee Wentz-Simpson has rebounded nicely after being unceremoniously booted from Melrose Place last month– the actress will reprise her role as Roxie Hart in Broadway’s Chicago, Access Hollywood has learned.
The singer-turned-actress landed a role as Violet Foster on the remake of the 1990s soap opera earlier this year, but was cut from the cast to make room from original series star Heather Locklear. Ashlee is now set to make her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart. And she’s already gotten plenty of practice; Ashlee first played Roxie on London’s West End in 2006.
Ashlee will begin her six-week Chicago stint in December.