Rumer Willis, Dancing With the Stars winner and daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, will make her Broadway debut this summer as Roxie Hart inChicago at the Ambassador Theatre. Willis will join the show for an 8-week engagement from August 18-October 11.Willis was last seen on the New York stage in Love, Loss and What I Wore. She has appeared on-screen opposite her mother in the films Striptease and Now and Then, and her television credits include Workaholics andPretty Little Liars, among other shows. Her father, Bruce, will also make his Broadway debut later this year in the new stage production of Stephen King’sMisery.Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.The company currently includes Grammy winner Brandy as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Rumer Willis to Join Broadway’s Chicago
August 5, 2015 no comments