Ferrera To Star In London’s Chicago

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October 10, 2011 | 3:05pm EST

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is heading to London to make her stage debut in the long-running musical Chicago.
The star will play lead character Roxie Hart in the West End production for a total of eight weeks, beginning next month.

And Ferrera is counting on an amazing experience – she’s already signed on to make her Broadway bow in a revival of the 1984 play The Miss Firecracker Contest.

The show, which centers on a Mississippi girl who enters a beauty pageant, will be directed by Judith Ivey and begin rehearsals in the Big Apple in March.