Rumer Willis stepping into Broadway's 'Chicago'

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Rumer Willis is bound for Broadway.

The actress and Dancing With the Stars champ will make her Broadway debut in Chicago this fall. Her limited eight-week engagement at the Ambassador Theatre begins Aug. 18 and runs through Oct. 11.

Willis will rotate in as Roxie Hart, the deadly housewife in the 1920s-set musical about murder and media. The Walter Bobbie-directed revival, which opened in 1996, won six Tony Awards in 1997, including best musical revival, as well as the Grammy Award for best musical theater album.

The production will star Brandy Norwood in the lead role through Aug. 2.

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Willis makes the jump to Broadway as her father, Bruce Willis, makes his own Broadway debut in Misery, the adaptation of Stephen King's suspense novel. Willis will play the housebound romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who becomes a prisoner of his unhinged "Number One Fan" Annie Wilkes (played by Laurie Metcalf) after she rescues him from a car accident and learns that he plans to kill off her favorite fictional character.

Bruce's play begins previews Oct. 22, just after his daughter's run wraps.

Rumer is repped by APA, Untitled and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

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SEATTLE, WA - JULY 09: Season 20 champions Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Rumer Willis of Dancing With The Stars: Live! speak on stage at McCaw Hall on July 9, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2007' - The seven remaining couples performed an iconic number from a different time period on 'Era's Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars, MONDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. The couple with the highest overall score of the night was granted immunity from elimination. The remaining couples then competed in a dance-off to earn extra judges' points in an effort to increase their overall score. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, RUMER WILLIS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2008' -- The six remaining couples on 'Dancing with the Stars' danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for 'AMERICA'S CHOICE' night on MONDAY, MAY 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). America had creative control of the couples' first dance, asking fans throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles include the Jive, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) RUMER WILLIS, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2007' - The seven remaining couples performed an iconic number from a different time period on 'Era's Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars, MONDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. The couple with the highest overall score of the night was granted immunity from elimination. The remaining couples then competed in a dance-off to earn extra judges' points in an effort to increase their overall score. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) RUMER WILLIS, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2002' - It was #myjammonday this week on 'Dancing with the Stars.' Celebrity couples danced to their favorite jams on MONDAY, MARCH 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple performed a variety of dances including the Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, and Argentine Tango vying for America's vote. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, RUMER WILLIS
After weeks of competitive dancing, the three remaining couples advanced to the FINALS of "Dancing with the Stars" MONDAY, MAY 18. (ABC/Adam Taylor)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2003' - Rumer Willis stunned in a disco-inspired salsa. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) 
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2003' - Rumer Willis stunned in a disco-inspired salsa. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) 
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2003' - Rumer Willis stunned in a disco-inspired salsa. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) 
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2005' - 'Dancing with the Stars' marked the halfway point of the competition with its biggest show yet, 'Disney Night,' with all new celebrity performances MONDAY, APRIL 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The show began with an opening number featuring all your favorite live action and animated Disney characters dancing with the entire cast. Each couple then performed to songs from Walt Disney Animation Studios films. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) RUMER WILLIS, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2005' - 'Dancing with the Stars' marked the halfway point of the competition with its biggest show yet, 'Disney Night,' with all new celebrity performances MONDAY, APRIL 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The show began with an opening number featuring all your favorite live action and animated Disney characters dancing with the entire cast. Each couple then performed to songs from Walt Disney Animation Studios films. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) RUMER WILLIS, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2005' - 'Dancing with the Stars' marked the halfway point of the competition with its biggest show yet, 'Disney Night,' with all new celebrity performances MONDAY, APRIL 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The show began with an opening number featuring all your favorite live action and animated Disney characters dancing with the entire cast. Each couple then performed to songs from Walt Disney Animation Studios films. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, ALAN BERSTEN, RUMER WILLIS, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY, SASHA FARBER, JENNA JOHNSON
Rumer Willis arrives at the 22nd Annual Race To Erase MS Event on Friday, April 24, 2015, in Los Angeles (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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