Ariana Madix, a beloved Vanderpump Rules star, bravely made her way onto Broadway’s prestigious stage, and her debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago captivated both theater enthusiasts and Bravo viewers.
When Madix stepped into the iconic role with the poise of a seasoned Broadway actress as the curtains rose at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City, she demonstrated that her star power goes beyond reality TV.
In front of a passionate group of Bravo viewers and business insiders, including her supportive costars Lala Kent and Scheana Shay, Madix delivered an amazing performance.
Despite the glamor of her Broadway debut, her journey was characterized by passion and perseverance.
Madix was involved in musical theater before she appeared on Vanderpump Rules, and she aspired to walk the Broadway boards one day. Her dream came true on that fateful Monday night, in front of a rapturous live audience.
Before becoming well-known on reality TV, she attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where she studied musical theater. After graduating, she relocated to New York City in the hopes of landing a Broadway role.
During the difficult audition process, Madix turned to bartending for help, which she continued after relocating to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She landed a job at the bar where Lisa Vanderpump’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spinoff, Vanderpump Rules, will be filmed.
I've seen Chicago a few times and I'm here to tell you that Ariana Madix crushed it! She can sing, she can dance, and she can act! Absolutely fantastic as Roxy! Such great energy from the audience, as well! Sold out crowd full of positive vibes! #PumpRules #arianamadix #broadway pic.twitter.com/pImbHZi2RT— Tvgirl (@Tvgirlwatcher) January 30, 2024
Ariana Madix makes her Broadway debut in “Taking The Curtain Call.” During a press conference earlier this month at 48 Lounge in New York City, she stated, “To say this is the realization of a lifetime ambition would be an understatement.” “This means everything to me.” That was all I wanted. And I am grateful to be experiencing a complete circle right now.”
As the final curtain fell and Madix took her well-earned bows, it became clear that this was more than just a performance; rather, it was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
Looking back on her journey from Flagler College to the bright lights of Broadway, Madix is still grateful for every step she took to get to this point.
In a culture where objectives can occasionally seem unachievable, Ariana Madix is a shining example of what can happen when talent and perseverance are combined.
Having gone from SUR to the Ambassador Theatre, she has shown that anything is possible on the path to Broadway greatness with persistence and a dash of glitz and glamor.
We wish Ariana Madix, the newest star to grace the Great White Way, many more years of bright stardom. Let us raise a glass to her.