Mel B to star as Roxie Hart in Broadway musical Chicago

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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.

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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.