DioGuardi to replace Brinkley on Broadway

The former American Idol judge will make her theatrical debut as murderess Roxie Hart in the Award-winning musical. She will begin her eight-week run on 5 September (11).

DioGuardi is the latest celebrity to join the Big Apple cast – singer Ashlee Simpson and actresses Brooke Shields and Melanie Griffith have all taken the stage as Hart.

Meanwhile, Brinkley is in talks to head overseas with the role – and take the lead in the West End production of Chicago.