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Pamela Anderson Set to Make Her Broadway Debut in 'Chicago'

Pamela Anderson Set to Make Her Broadway Debut in 'Chicago'
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Pamela Anderson is hitting Broadway! She is set to play Roxie Hart in 'Chicago' from April 12-June 5 at the Ambassador Theatre.

There has been a lot of buzz circling Pamela Anderson since the release of the Hulu series Pam and Tommy. Now, she'll be performing on Broadway! Anderson will play the lead role of Roxie Hart, a housewife and dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to leave her. Anderson is excited about this new journey and for people to see what she's capable of.

“From 'Baywatch' to Broadway. I am inspired by the unexpected,” Anderson told Associated Press.

She also added:

“This is it, and I will not hold back anymore. I am letting go. I am ready to see what I’m capable of. For ‘Chicago,’ I’ll be putting all my cards on the table. I am doubling down — on me.”

The producer of 'Chicago' Barry Weissler shared some insight on the musical and the connection between Anderson and her character, Roxie Hart.

“The difference between her as Pam and Roxie is Roxie doesn’t care about anyone but herself, and she doesn’t give a damn about the outside world as long as she can be famous. So Pam comes with totally opposite attributes in life, but she fits because of her celebrity, what she’s gone through in life,” Weissler said

Weissler also said that he had asked Anderson about the role nearly a decade ago but their schedules never aligned, according to USA Today.

Weissler added:

“Now that we’re doing it, it’s even more opportune. It’s more timely. She’s really standing for something now — as a professional, as an activist, as a very talented lady. She can surprise a lot of people. The woman has acting chops. She certainly can dance, and her singing voice is quite good. So here we go.”

Anderson will debut her on Broadway April 12.

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