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Tuesday October 11, 2011

América Ferrara Joins the London Cast of “Chicago”

América Ferrara Joins the London Cast of “Chicago”

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Emmy winning actress América Ferrara will star as Roxie Hart from November 7 in The West End production of Chicago in London.

América Ferrera will step on to the stage at the Garrick Theatre, for an eight-week run.

She will be in London to celebrate the start of the show’s 15th year, on its anniversary November 18.

Starring opposite Ferrera as Velma Kelly will be Amra-Faye Wright, currently starring in the Broadway production.

After her run in “Chicago”, América Ferrera will make her Broadway debut in a revival of Beth Henley’s 1984 play, “The Miss Firecracker Contest”.

América Ferrera begins rehearsals in March; the production will be directed by Judith Ivey and is scheduled for next spring.

Ferrera would play the role of a Mississippi woman who enters a beauty pageant, a role made memorable by Holly Hunter off-Broadway as well as in the 1989 film “Miss Firecracker”.