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Angelica Ross will be the first trans lead in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway


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(CNN)“Chicago” is of Broadway A long-overdue revival — and more than 25 years later, the product is still making history.

Next month, fame-hungry killer Roxie Hart stars in the title role Angelica Ross will be playing, the product announced Thursday. Ross will be the first transgender actress to step into Roxie’s T-Strap Shoes On Broadway, accordingly The Hollywood Reporterand one of the first trans women to play a major role on Broadway.
Ross is best known for her role as Candy Ferocity, a young trans woman who regularly participates in New York’s ballroom scene, on the Emmy-winning series “Pose.” The FX drama had the largest cast of trans actors on the TV series, Outlet Reported Ahead of its 2018 premiere.
    With her casting, Ross joins a small but strong group of black trans women bowing on Broadway: In 2018, Peppermint of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame starred in the Go-Go’s musical “Head Over Heels,” and this season, L Morgan Lee Earned a Tony nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical “A strange loophole.” The The upcoming revival of “1776.” Trans and nonbinary cast members will also be included.
      CNN has reached out to “Chicago” and a representative for Ross for further comment. The “Pose” star starts performing on September 12, the production said.
      Ross is the latest star to play Roxy On Broadway: Earlier this year, the actress and animal advocate Pamela Anderson makes her Broadway debut in the role.

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