Songwriter Kara DioGuardi is set to replace Christie Brinkley on Broadway when the model's run in musical Chicago comes to a close. Ashlee Simpson
The former American Idol judge will make her theatrical debut as murderess Roxie Hart in the Award-winning musical. She will begin her eight-week run on September 5th.
DioGuardi is the latest celebrity to join the Big Apple cast - singer
and actresses Brooke Shields
and Melanie Griffith
have all taken the stage as Hart.
Meanwhile, Brinkley is in talks to head overseas with the role - and take the lead in the West End production of Chicago.