NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis’ daughter is beating her famous dad to Broadway.
Producers of the long-running musical “Chicago” said Thursday that Rumer Willis, recently named “Dancing with the Stars” winner, will make her Broadway debut in August as Roxie Hart.
Her dad will be making his Broadway debut in “Misery” starting in October.
Set in the 1920s, “Chicago” is a scathing satire of how show business and the media make celebrities out of criminals. It has Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as “All That Jazz,” ”Cell Block Tango” and “Mr. Cellophane.”
Rumer Willis, who has been onstage in “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and opposite her mother Demi Moore in the films “Striptease” and “Now and Then,” will start at the Ambassador Theatre on Aug. 18 and end her run Oct. 11.
Just some of the stars who have done stints in the show include Sofia Vergara, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Ashlee Simpson, Paige Davis, Marilu Henner, Rita Wilson and Christie Brinkley.
Bruce Willis will star in an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Misery,” which begins performances Oct. 22 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Laurie Metcalf will appear opposite the “Die Hard” star.
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