I don’t think I even realized that Rumer Willis did any acting before now, to be honest with you. I’m not quite sure what I thought she did, other than “being Bruce Willis and Demi Moore‘s daughter”, so I was a bit surprised to hear that Rumer will star in Chicago on Broadway for a limited engagement. And all because she showed some glimmer of hope during her stint on Dancing with the Stars, I guess.
The actress, whose parents are Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, took home the Mirrorball Trophy this past May with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and now, she will be fancy-footing all the way to Broadway. It was announced on Thursday, July 16, that Willis will be playing Roxie Hart in Broadway’s Chicago.
The House Bunny star, 26, will make her debut in the long-running show at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre on Aug. 18. She will continue her turn as the murderous Roxie in an eight-week limited engagement run, which wraps on Oct. 11.
Willis is preceded in the role of Roxie by Brandy Norwood, who took on the part earlier this year. Other stars who have played the vengeful woman on Broadway include Christie Brinkley, Michelle Williams, Ashlee Simpson, and, of course, Liza Minnelli.
I love the theater, but Chicago is one of the “classic” shows I still haven’t seen and don’t actually have any interest in. I’ll give it credit, though – it ENDURES. I feel like Chicago has been on consistently for decades, which goes to show it remains as popular as ever with audiences. If I could ever be bothered to stand in that interminable TKTS line in Times Square, I might actually go see it one day.