Ex-Spice Girl Melanie Brown heads for Broadway's Chicago

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America's Got Talent judge Melanie Brown will soon remind Broadway audiences what kind of talent she's got when she joins the musical Chicago, playing jailed killer Roxie Hart.

Brown, also known as Scary Spice during her time with the 1990s pop group the Spice Girls, starts on December 28 at the Ambassador Theatre. She follows an impressive list of stars in the role, including Marilu Henner, Ashlee Simpson and Christie Brinkley.

Mel B (Richard Shotwell/AP/Press Association Images)
Mel B (Richard Shotwell/AP/Press Association Images)

Brown has been a contestant on ABC's Dancing With The Stars and was a judge on the Australian edition of The X Factor.

Set in the 1920s, Chicago is a scathing satire of how show business and the media make celebrities out of criminals. It has a Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as All That Jazz.