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Nicole Richie to Star in 'Chicago' on Broadway

Nicole Richie to Star in 'Chicago' on Broadway


Nicole Richie may be ready to reveal her singing and acting chops in the lead role of Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical, Chicago.

“She’s definitely interested and weighing it out with the timing of the baby,” a Richie pal tells Us Weekly. “It is in the super early stages of discussions and no decision has been made yet. It would give her a reason to really show her talent and to stay in the new place in NY [boyfriend Joel Madden] just got. It also shows people are really excited about Nicole right now.”

Richie, 26, welcomed daughter Harlow on Jan. 12.

DO YOU THINK Nicole Richie’s Broadway future is bright?

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  • thanks JJ

    Nicole sounds pretty good, found this on BP thread. Better than Paraskunk. Song called dandelion.
    # 18 nicole richee love her @ 02/28/2008 at 10:09 pm

  • CG

    Like her

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  • fattie

    she looks pretty in that photo

  • Alguém!


  • C.K

    Why not? maybe she will surprise everybody
    like her…

  • no


  • lily

    Yup. I had read on her site that she was musically talented, but geez, with a dad like Lionel Richie, it’s no surprise.

    I am glad that she is doing some positive things in her life and really keeping on track. I just hope she does not fall into the anorexic scenes again but I am very excited . If she plays I will definiitely go.



  • cyndi

    She wouldn’t get her singing talent from her father, she is adopted!!!!!

  • The OC Fansite

    Okay, she might surprise us, but don’t get your hopes up…

  • Ha!

    Lionel Richie is her adoptive father, there is no genetic passing along of musical talent there.

    Hmmmm… a brand new mother with an infant daughter who doesn’t act or sing professionally is jumping in to the lead role in a Broadway show? Interesting choice. I think she’s doing it to lose weight. LOL

  • http://kkkkkkkkkkk genna

    Well lisa rinna with her suction cup duck lips cant sing and Ashlee voice is like a screeching bat, listen to her up thread song posted and she has a pretty voice. So I’m for it.

  • violette

    I really hope she succeeds. Don’t know what her acting is like but she has a good singing voice. I think she’ll make a really good Roxy.

  • good 4 her if true

    Born Nicole Camille Escovedo in Berkeley, CA on Sept. 21, 1981, this multi-ethnic beauty started life as the biological child of musician Peter Michael Escovedo and an anonymous mother. Escovedo and his wife surrendered custody of their daughter over to family friend Lionel Richie and his wife, Brenda Harvey, in 1983. Raised unofficially as Richie’s own daughter from the age of two on .

    Basically her parents DUMPED her DESERTED her ,they gave away their 2 year old child. Btw Nic has training as a classic pianist. Good 4 her ,unlike her faux friend who is starring in another tired reality show about herself.

  • Veronica

    too bad for her, nyc is closed until further notice.

  • Jaded

    She’d be a great Roxy. Wonder who else will be in the play.

  • summer
  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    she looks horrible skinny.

  • http://jjjjjjjjjjjjj dani

    I didn’t no she could sing.

  • brie

    That is an old foto. Nicole may be naturally waif like now. When you breast feed thats 1000 calories you burn rite there. I did loose weight that way, an stayed skinny running around working, takin care of my baby,hubby,career. No time to eat properly. It burns alot of fat,especially after my first child .I was sick through my whole pregnancy. Ive stayed waif like.

  • majaaa

    why not…i rly like her…and they have to move to ny so paris won’t be anywhere near harlow!!

  • Jina

    She can sing a lot better than Paris, but I wouldn’t say she has a strong, textured voice at all.

  • http://hhhhhhhhhhh pattycakes

    No she may not have a what you call a texture voice, but the other two be4 her were no great singers themselves. Give it a go ,what s to lose. Ash&Lisa did it. Nicole can too.

    I’m elated she aint looking for a ”true best friend” on attention seeking show of a almost 30 year old. Barf.

  • ana

    i think so. i like her;

  • lily

    yes nic is adopted but she would have been surrounded by Lionel and also influenced and trained musically.

    also her parents were said to be musicians as well so if people need the “genes” to qualify her, there u go.

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  • http://hhhhhhhhhhh karen

    IA lily loads of musical influence. Go Nicole.

  • Sadie

    Your headline is EXTREMELY misleading.

  • Love2Eat

    Might as well try. Broadway can be demanding but it is a good place to get recognized for your talent

  • ricki

    HARLOW??? So was she TRYING to spell H-A-R-L-O-T and got it wrong?

    Poor child having a STUPID slutty harlot as a mother.

  • luv Nic&joel

    FYI Jared – Nicole & Joel welcomed Harlow on Jan. 11 !!!

  • mjkbk

    “……a Richie pal tells Us Weekly”?

    That’s code for “We at Us Weekly completely made up this story because otherwise, we didn’t have enough copy to fill our magazine this week.”

  • daisy

    Just saw a picture of her baby on the cover of People magazine. Thats the cutest baby I’ve ever seen, not kidding that baby is a doll!

  • me me me

    geez. that dandelion thing isn’t the worst thing ever, but i’ve been listening to astrud gilberto through the morning and i’m laughing my arse off. just because her voice is bearable doesn’t mean she can or should be a singer. that said, i kinda like nic richie.

  • ann

    yup, seems like becoming a mother has done alot of good for her, way to go nicole!

  • yomama

    OMG NOO!!!! NOT AGAIN! First is was the highly untalented and horrible Ashlee Simpson…..and now NICOLE??? WHAT? What training does this bitch have? NONE. I will die if this twat gets to do Chicago.

  • yomama

    OMG NOO!!!! NOT AGAIN! First it was the highly untalented and horrible Ashlee Simpson…..and now NICOLE??? WHAT? What training does this bitch have? NONE. I will die if this twat gets to do Chicago.