America Ferrera to headline 'Chicago' in London

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Posted: Oct 31, 2011 1:36 PM
America Ferrera to headline 'Chicago' in London

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera says she's "very excited" about her upcoming West End debut as the showgirl Roxie in "Chicago."

The American actress embarks on an eight-week stint at the Garrick Theatre beginning Nov. 7.

At a press conference Monday, the former TV star says performing on the London stage is something she's "dreamed" about since childhood. And the glamorous Roxie is a far cry from TV's Betty, which required Ferrera to wear dental braces and fake thick eyebrows.

The 27-year-old Ferrera joins a long list of U.S. celebrities _ including model Christie Brinkley _ who have played Roxie in London.

Starring opposite Ferrera will be actress and dancer Amra-Faye Wright, who plays fellow femme fatale Velma Kelly.