Lucy Lawless is more than just a warrior princess, as she's about to prove with a 3-day run of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl.
The production will have an all-star cast--including "True Blood" actor Stephen Moyer and comedian Drew Carey--and is to be directed by Brooke Shields, who has experience with the show on Broadway. Lawless says that being asked to perform in the show is a dream come true.
"I could not believe that they had cast Lucy from New Zealand in this iconic musical, a classical American artform, on a hallowed stage like the Hollywood Bowl and they let me [be involved]," she told Fairfax New Zealand News. "I didn't dare hope it would happen, and it bloody did. I am beyond excited. Rob Fisher is the original music director and the whole LA Philharmonic will be there, and some incredible stars ... an all-star cast ... and me."
The show will go on July 26, 27, and 28 with Lawless playing Mama Morton, a woman who runs a jailhouse. According to her fansite, she's also signed on to play Velma in a production of the show for the Auckland Theater Company in November. If rumors linking her to "Expendables 3" are true, she's set to have a busy year.