Nicole Richie Offered Leading Role in Broadway Hit 'Chicago'

Could the Richie-Madden clan be planning a move to the East Coast? New mom Nicole Richie is ready to get back to work--in New York City! US Weekly reports that the former Simple Life star has been offered the role of Roxie Hart, made famous on the big screen by Renee Zellweger and on Broadway by Ashlee Simpson, in the hit musical Chicago.

"She's definitely interested and weighing it out with the timing of the
baby," the star's pal reveals. "It is in the super early stages of
discussions and no decision has been made yet."

"It would give her a reason to really show her talent and to stay in the new
place in NY Joel just got," the source says. "It also shows people are really
excited about Nicole right now."

No matter what Nicole decides to do, we know what her first priority is. "She just working it all out and keeping Harlow in
mind with everything she does, of course!"

With her experience behind bars, we think Nicole is a perfect choice to play jailbait Roxie Hart.