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Sugarland Singer Jennifer Nettles Will Star as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’

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Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles will join the cast of the long-running revival “Chicago” for a limited run in February.

Nettles will play Roxie Hart, a murderous housewife who dreams of a life in the spotlight. It will be her Broadway debut.

You can catch her eight-week engagement from Feb. 2, through March 29.

As a lead vocalist for the country group Sugarland, Nettles has sold over 22 million albums and singles to date, with eight No. 1 singles, including the platinum-selling hit “Stay.” She recently released a No. 1 solo album, titled “That Girl.”

Nettles joins a long list of celebrities who’ve played Roxie Hart on Broadway, including Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams, Ashlee Simpson, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith and Christie Brinkley.

Renee Zellweger was Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of Hart in the 2002 film adaptation.

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