NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles is to make her Broadway debut this February in the Tony Award-winning musical Chicago. Nettles will play Roxie Hart for a limited eight-week engagement -- Feb. 2 through March 29 -- at the Ambassador Theatre in Manhattan. The revival opened in 1996.
"Broadway has always been a special, magical place, with a wonderful tradition of singers and actors," Nettles said in statement. "I feel honored and proud to be part of this great tradition. Taking on such an iconic role as Roxie in Chicago is a dream come true." "We're absolutely thrilled to welcome Jennifer into our Chicago family this winter," added producer Barry Weissler. "Her sensational talent and musicianship will no doubt make this an extraordinary Broadway debut engagement. I can't wait for our audiences to experience her interpretation of Roxie Hart."