Chicago Reveals Role for Scary Spice Mel B
The Spice Girl will return to Broadway in the classic Kander and Ebb musical.
As previously announced, Mel B, a.k.a. Scary Spice of the Spice Girls, will join the Broadway production of Chicago for an eight-week run December 28-February 19 at the Ambassador Theatre. Production spokespeople could not immediately confirm her role in the production, though have now released that she will be playing Roxie Hart.
Aside from being known as the iconic Scary Spice, Mel B also serves as a judge on America's Got Talent, Lip Sync Battle UK, and The X Factor. She made her Broadway debut in 2004 as Mimi in Rent.
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. Recipient of six 1997 Tony Awards, the revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.