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.