Mel B to star as Roxie Hart in Broadway musical Chicago

Ex-Spice Girl Mel B is to star in hit Broadway musical Chicago as jailed killer Roxie Hart.

Scary Spice, who stars as a judge in America’s Got Talent, follows an impressive list of stars in the role, including Marilu Henner, Ashlee Simpson and Christie Brinkley.

Earlier this year, the singer stood in for Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor and also helped Simon Cowell at the judges’ house stage of the show.

Set in the 1920s, Chicago is a scathing satire of how showbusiness and the media make celebrities out of criminals.

It has a Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs, including All That Jazz.

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