Ariana Madix to make Broadway debut in 'Chicago'

The star of Vanderpump Rules and Dancing With the Stars will step into the musical's starring role of Roxie Hart for an eight-week limited engagement.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Ariana! Ariana Madix will make her Broadway debut in Chicago next month, beginning performances in the long-running musical at the Ambassador Theatre on January 29. She will play a limited engagement through March 24.

Madix is best known for starring on the Bravo reality TV show Vanderpump Rules and being a finalist in the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars.

In Chicago, she will replace Charlotte d'Amboise in the starring role of Roxie Hart. Madix joins a cast that also currently includes Kimberly Marable as Velma Kelly, Lili Thomas as Matron "Mama" Morton, Max von Essen as Billy Flynn, James T. Lane as Amos Hart, R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine, and Max Clayton as Fred Casely.

John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago follows housewife Roxie and vaudeville performer Velma, who compete for the attention of the press and a high-powered lawyer in order to get acquitted of their murder charges. Running since 1996, Chicago is the longest-running revival and second-longest-running show in Broadway history.

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Photo credit: Ariana Madix. (Photo by Kelly Puleio)

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