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Rumer Willis: Chicago bound

Rumer Willis is set to make her Broadway debut playing Roxie Hart in hit show Chicago this August.

The 26-year-old actress showed off her stage skills when she won Dancing with the Stars earlier this year.

And now it has been revealed that Rumer is set to follow in the footsteps of stars including Ashlee Simpson and Christie Brinkley when she takes on the role of Roxie Hart this summer.

Rumer’s appearance in the show comes just a couple of months before her dad Bruce makes his own Broadway debut in October in Misery – an adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

Speaking earlier this year about the upcoming production, Bruce admitted he is feeling nervous about the prospect.

“I'm scared to death," Bruce told David Letterman. "But yeah, I'm going to be on Broadway!"

Meanwhile, stunning Rumer is sure to set the stage alight with her performance as Roxie later this year.

In an interview after winning the DWTS mirrorball trophy with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer said the experience of competing on the show has increased her confidence hugely.

"I feel like I'm a completely different person than the person that Val met," Rumer told Us Weekly magazine. "He kept asking if I really wanted to do this. [But now, to be] able to stand proudly and put your whole self on the dance floor, and just show who you are and have such a positive response. To see how many people came up to us and were so excited for us — that we won — I think speaks volumes.”

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