Actress and model Pamela Anderson will make her theater-district debut next month with a limited engagement playing Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’, producers announced.
The dancer-turned-murderer Roxie is the lead character in the long-running musical by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse, and John Kander.
“Playing Roxie Hart is a dream fulfilled,” Anderson said in a statement. “Performing Fosse, you don’t have time to get in your head. You can’t dance, sing and think at the same time. There is freedom, a unique joy in knowing it’s all about the work. Playing Roxie Hart is a sweet escape for me.”
The 54-year-old Anderson, who famously starred as C J Parker in ‘Baywatch’, begins her eight-week run in ‘Chicago’ on April 12. Her final performance is set for June 5.
Based on a 1926 play, the musical version of ‘Chicago’ originated on Broadway in 1975 with Fosse as director and choreographer and ran until 1977. The show was revived in 1996 and has been playing ever since, making it Broadway’s longest-running musical.