ashlee simpson chicago hollywood bowl gi Ashlee Simpson joins 'Chicago' at the Hollywood Bowl

Brooke Shields is continuing to fill out the cast for the production of “Chicago” she is directing at the Hollywood Bowl. Previously announced were Lucy Lawless, Stephen Moyer and Drew Carey.
What about Roxie Hart, though? The role Shields once payed on Broadway, which was taken on by Renee Zellweger in the movie adaptation, will be portrayed by Ashlee Simpson, the LA Times reports.
Simpson is no stranger to the part either, after playing Roxie in West End and Broadway productions of “Chicago,” herself. Her on-stage rival, Velma Kelly, will be played by “Les Miserables'” Samantha Barks.
The production will only run for three shows at the Hollywood Bowl, July 26 – 28.