Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has checked out of Melrose Place and moved all the way to New York, as the singer/actress made her Broadway debut Monday night in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago now playing at the Ambassador Theatre on the Great White Way.
Simpson-Wentz, 25, plays the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago (Thankfully, Roxie does not get killed off). She will remain in the production through a 10-week engagement that ends February 7, 2010.
Ashlee’s rocker hubby Pete Wentz and her big sis Jessica were in the audience to cheer her on.
Jessica was all smiles on Twitter, following Ashlee’s opening night performance.
“Roxie was all Heart!” Jessica Tweeted. “Watching her up on that grandiose stage made me the proudest sister in the world. I love ya honey, I love ya!. Grrrrrrr”
Melrose Place announced October 23 that Simpson-Wentz’ character will be killed off the program; she will make her final appearance on the show in January, 2010.