Rumer Willis Beats Dad Bruce Willis to Broadway

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Rumer Willis has beaten her famous dad, Bruce Willis, to Broadway. The Dancing With the Stars mirror ball trophy winner will soon star in Chicago in the role of Roxie Hart.

Producers of the show announced they had cast Rumer Willis on Thursday. She will first appear on stage in August.

Bruce Willis has long wanted to appear on Broadway, and even though Rumer Willis beat him his debut won't be all that far behind. He is scheduled to star in the Broadway rendition of Stephen King's Misery, starting in October.

It's perfectly clear that Rumer Willis can dance--but can she sing? She will no doubt begin working almost immediately with a voice instructor. Lots of non-singers have had roles in Chicago on Broadway throughout the years. Some who have played roles in the Broadway production include Sofia Vergara, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Ashlee Simpson, Paige Davis, Marilu Henner, Rita Wilson, and Christie Brinkley.

Right now singer Brandy Norwood is playing the role of Roxie Hart. She will surely give Rumer a few pointers before vacating her role.

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis--along with Rumer's sisters Scout and Tallulah Willis--all sat together in the Dancing With the Stars audience to see Rumer both compete and win.

Is it likely that they'll all band together in support of Rumer Willis as she undertakes her first Broadway role?

Hopefully she gets a night off here and there starting in October, so she can catch her dad's Broadway debut as well.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.