The name on everybody's lips is gonna be... Ariana.
It's good, isn't it? Great, isn't it?
Ariana Madix is heading to Broadway. Beginning Jan. 29, Madix will join the cast of Chicago as merry murderess Roxie Hart in a limited eight-week engagement.
"I have some news. As of Jan. 29, I will be playing Roxie Hart on Broadway in Chicago," the 38-year-old DWTS season 32 finalist announced Wednesday on Live With Kelly and Mark. "It is just the biggest dream come true. I can't believe this is real life. I'm going to cry."
The Vanderpump Rules star proved her hoofing skills on season 32 of Dancing With the Stars, making it all the way to the finals. Madix consistently topped the leaderboard each week, earning raves from the judges. Now, she's taking those dancing feet to the Great White Way.
Throughout her stint on DWTS, Madix discussed her love of dance and performance, including her previous career experience working in entertainment at Disney World. Prior to her stint on reality television, Madix studied theater in college and pursued a career in acting, largely in the sketch comedy world.
Chicago remains the longest-running musical in Broadway history, known for its rotating door of talent in its lead roles. It follows the story of Roxie Hart, a young woman who murders her lover and finds herself thrust into the limelight as a result. In prison, she meets jazz singer Velma Kelly and with Billy Flynn as their lawyer, the two scrap for their fifteen seconds of fame and their coveted "not guilty" verdicts. A 2002 film adaptation won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
The iconic Broadway show also has a long history of casting notable TV personalities in key roles, including fellow Bravo star Erika Jayne in the role of Roxie in a past iteration of the show, as well as last year's addition of RuPaul's Drag Race two-time winner Jinkx Monsoon as Mama Morton.
Madix will appear as Roxie through March 24.
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