Rumer Williswowed audiences on Dancing with the Stars, ultimately taking the Mirrorball Trophy, and her fancy footwork has now snagged the 26-year-old actress a spot on Broadway. Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s eldest daughter will step into Roxie Hart’s shoes in the long-running hitChicago for an eight-week run that starts on Aug. 18.
Rumer confirmed the news on her Instagram account, posting a promotional poster for the show. “Could not be more excited to be making my Broadway debut as Roxie in @chicagomusical,” she told her followers.
The star is set to take over from singer Brandy Norwood, who took on the part earlier this year. Other famous faces to play the iconic role of Roxie Hart on Broadway include Ashlee Simpson, Christie Brinkley, Michelle Williams, Melanie Griffith and, of course, Liza Minelli.
Renee Zellweger, meanwhile, famously portrayed Roxie in the popular 2002 adaption of Chicago, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, who starred as Velma Kelly, and Richard Gere as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.
On this first Monday I am not on the #DWTS stage dancing for all of you I am filled with so much gratitude and love for the amazing experience I had and what joy I got every week from dancing for all of you #teamvalenrue fans. Thank you again for helping me and @iamvalc share this moment. We couldn’t have done it without you
It won’t be Rumer’s first on-stage appearance – she previously took part in the off-Broadway production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore. The former child star also has a number of film credits to her name; she briefly appeared in mum Demi’s 1996 film Striptease, and in 2000 starred alongside her father Bruce in The Whole Nine Yards. She has also featured in Hostage, The House Bunny and Sorority Row.
Rumer has worked in the world of TV too – including CSI: NY, 90210, Hawaii Five-O and Pretty Little Liars.