Ashlee Simpson-Wentz back in Chicago

Updated: 2009-11-20 15:33
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Ashlee Simpson-Wentz back in Chicago 

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is to star in the Broadway production of 'Chicago'.

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The 25-year-old star played murderess Roxie Hart in the London West End version of the musical and is now reprising the part in New York's famous theatre district.

Ashlee starts her run on November 30 and admits she can't wait to tread the boards once again.

She said: "I'm honoured to be reprising my role as Roxie Hart, returning to the stage and joining this amazing cast. Being on Broadway is a childhood dream come true."

Big sister Jessica, 29, is thrilled Ashlee has landed the part after her disappointment of being axed from US TV series 'Melrose Place' last month.

Jessica wrote on her Twitter page: "I can't wait to watch Ash' on Broadway in all of her glory!!! I get chillbumps from toes to noggin thinking about it!!! YAY!!!! (sic)"