DioGuardi To Replace Brinkley On Broadway

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June 17, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Songwriter Kara Dioguardi is set to replace Christie Brinkley on Broadway when the model’s run in musical Chicago comes to a close.
The former American Idol judge will make her theatrical debut as murderess Roxie Hart in the Award-winning musical. She will begin her eight-week run on 5 September.

DioGuardi is the latest celebrity to join the Big Apple cast – singer Ashlee Simpson and actresses Brooke Shields and Melanie Griffith have all taken the stage as Hart.

Meanwhile, Brinkley is in talks to head overseas with the role – and take the lead in the West End production of Chicago.