American-Canadian actress, model and activist Pamela Anderson made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on Tuesday.
Her performance in the musical Chicago indicates the actress’ return to acting as she has been inactive on TV since 2019. News outlets that attended the event’s opening reported that Pamela Anderson got a standing ovation at the end.
The 54 year old Baywatch actress was pictured at the opening night performance in her ensemble comprising a black leotard paired with fishnets, courteously receiving a bouquet while standing beside co-actress Lana Gordon.
A person who attended the event told a news outlet that “the audience went insane “to watch Pamela Anderson, and she ‘flawlessly’ played Roxie Hart’s role, which was first performed in 1996 by the late artist Ann Reinking.
“She just looked like she was having a great time at the end of the show,” added the audience member.
Chicago is a 1975 American musical that presents music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The famous show’s storyline includes two seductive and dangerous females seeking murder charges. The performances were choreographed by Bob Fosse, who was also the co-writer of the book with Ebb.
As Playbill reported, Chicago is the longest-running musical in America’s Broadway history and the 2nd longest-running theater production after The Phantom of the Opera.
In March, Pamela Anderson talked about taking up the lead role in the show. During the interview, she acknowledged the fact that featuring on Broadway means “no safety nets.”
“I’m like a sponge. I’m just soaking it all in,” said the actress. “Every single experience has been just wild. I mean, it’s wild to even be here. I have to pinch myself sometimes because it seems so surreal.”
The Raw Justice star continued saying, “I’m so curious to see what I’m made of. Each day, my voice is getting stronger. The choreography is settling in. We’re doing the original choreography — they’re not holding back with me — and I’m just loving it. I’m just eating it up. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I should have been doing this longer!’ But this is the right time.”
“This is the beginning of the rest of my career — maybe,” said Anderson.
I needed this right now,” Pamela said. “I feel like this is something I really needed to sink my teeth into. I love to work. I love to work hard. You know what, I kind of thought, ‘Well, I’ll just kick back and take it easy.’ It’s like, ‘Oh no, no, no. I still need to work. I’m not that old yet!’ “
“I have nothing to lose. I’ve got nothing to live up to and I’ve got nothing to lose. I’m going crazy. I’m going for broke.”