Ugly Betty, you can sing?!
We don't know anyone who doesn't love America Ferrera, but now there is two more reasons to adore this Emmy-winning actress. America is off to London next month where she will taking over the role of Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. For eight weeks, she'll show off some high kicks and killer notes that we didn't even know she had in her, but we're excited to see all the same!
But don't fret Kara DioGuardi! America is quite ready to take over the American production of the show. However, she will be making her Broadway debut shortly after her run on the West End. America will star in the revival of Beth Henley’s 1984 play, The Miss Firecracker Contest. Following in the footsteps of the great Holly Hunter, America will play a Mississippi woman who enters a beauty pageant and will be directed by Judith Ivey. Look for that to roll out next spring!
Congrats on both accounts, dear! Such major steps in a new direction of your career. Will a Tony soon be hitting the awards shelf next to your Emmy?!
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