Ashlee Simpson-Wentz set for B'way's 'Chicago'

AP News
Posted: Nov 16, 2009 5:12 PM

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is ready to show some razzle-dazzle on Broadway.

The pop singer who was recently booted from "Melrose Place," is set to play Roxie Hart in the long-running musical revival of "Chicago."

Producer Barry Weissler says Simpson-Wentz will join the production on Nov. 30 for a 10-week engagement ending in early February. The performer played Roxie in the London production of "Chicago" in 2006.

Among her best-selling singles are such songs as "Pieces of Me," "Boyfriend" and "L.O.V.E." She is married to musician Pete Wentz.