Ashlee Simpson-Wentz To Make Broadway Debut In 'Chicago'

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    Fresh off being booted from "Melrose Place," Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is heading for the Great White Way.

    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz might have been axed from "Melrose Place," but the actress/singer is getting a new gig on The Great White Way. Ashlee will star as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of "Chicago," Access Hollywood has learned.

    According to a source, the 25-year-old will begin starring in the Broadway show in December for a six-week run.

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    Ashlee shouldn't have too much trouble stepping into the role, as she starred in the musical in 2006 on London's West End.

    As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, though Ashlee's departure from "Melrose Place" was abrupt, she was thankful for the chance to star on the CW series.

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    "Having the chance to play Violet on 'Melrose Place' has been a thrill," Ashlee told Access in a statement last month. "Although I always knew her story would come to a final, insanely unpredictable end, playing a creepy, unstable character was something I always wanted to do, so I jumped at the chance. Thanks to The CW and the entire cast and crew of 'Melrose Place' for allowing me this opportunity!"

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