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Pamela greets fans in NYC

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Pamela Anderson continued to enjoy her success on Broadway as she greeted fans waiting outside the Ambassador Theatre in New York on Tuesday evening.

The Baywatch star, 54, looked every inch the blond bombshell after another night performing as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

Canadian-born Pammy dazzled fans waiting outside for her as she took time to sign autographs while flashing her Hollywood smile.

Anderson started her eight-week run as Roxie Hart in the musical last month, with her sons Dylan Jagger Lee, 24, and Brandon Thomas Lee, 25, in the audience on opening night.

When Pamela entered the cast of Chicago, she joined a long line of celebrities to play the lead role of Roxie in the current revival.

The original production, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, was only a moderate success in the 1970s despite being led by Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera.

However the show was revived in 1996, directed and choregraphed by Bob’s onetime mistress Ann Reinking ‘in the style of Bob Fosse,’ and became a huge smash.

The revival has become the second longest running Broadway musical of all time, surpassed only by The Phantom Of The Opera.

Celebrities galore have trouped in and out of the show, with Roxie alone played by a dizzying range of names including Brooke Shields, Ashlee Simpson, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Christie Brinkley and Melanie Griffith.

Anderson recently announced her upcoming Netflix documentary in a handwritten note on her Instagram, which reads she is ‘not a victim, but a survivor… alive to tell the real story.’

The revelation came after sources close to the actress said she felt ‘violated’ by the recent Hulu series, Pam & Tommy, which is focused on the theft and release of Pamela’s and ex-husband Tommy Lee’s infamous sex tape in 1995.

‘The series has been very painful for Pamela Anderson and for anyone that loves her,’ a source told ET. ‘It is shocking that this series is allowed to happen without her approval.’

‘The only thing she would probably erase is this burglary. She feels so violated to this day. It brings back a very painful time for her,’ the insider added.

source: Daily Mail

Pamela Anderson leaves rehearsals in NYC

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She’s less than two weeks away from making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

And on Thursday, Pamela Anderson was spotted leaving rehearsals for the beloved musical in New York City.

The actress/model, 54, strolled through the building’s exit doors in an all-black ensemble consisting of skintight leggings and a turtleneck sweater.

The Baywatch star’s signature bleach blonde hair was styled in a messy bun and she kept the majority of her face concealed behind a pair of sunglasses and a mask.

She had a small black purse in hand and pounded the pavement in a pair of black and white sneakers.

Pamela appeared to be accompanied by a security guard as she left the rehearsal space.

Her stint on stage will run from April 12-June 5 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City.

Speaking to Vogue in March, Pamela shared her excitement over nabbing a leading role on Broadway.

‘I can’t even believe those words! I’ve never had the opportunity to do anything at this level. I’ve always been a dancer and a singer in my head. I just had to do it…it was a leap of faith,’ she gushed to the outlet.

Despite oozing confidence in her numerous film and TV roles, Pamela admitted she couldn’t believe that bosses took a chance on her as she told how the ‘iconic’ production couldn’t have come at a better time for her.

She said: ‘The fact that they gave me a shot to do it is really shocking for me. I always thought I got away with murder in a bikini. I never had to apply myself to anything and at this point in my life, this was something I really needed.’

The star was originally scouted for the part of Roxie Hart a decade ago by the Oscar-winning film adaptation’s director Rob Marshall during a chance encounter on a beach on California.

Pamela told how she turned down the part as she was busy raising teenage sons Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger at the time, but she said the time is now right as they’re older and the ‘stars are aligning’.

And while she was initially stunned at the offer and admits she knows that for some her move is ‘unexpected’, Pamela told how she believes she was made for the role as she drew ‘parallels’ between her life and the villainous Roxie.

She explained: ‘I think I’ve been rehearsing my whole life for this. The story and my life are so parallel, I always say…30 years of therapy or just one Broadway show, then I’ll be fine.’

Set in the 1920s, the musical is a scathing satire of how show business and the media make celebrities out of criminals. It has Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Cell Block Tango.’

Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to leave her.

To avoid conviction, Roxie hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to help her dupe the public, media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by creating shocking headlines.
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Pamela Anderson hits ground running in NYC ahead of Broadway

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Pamela Anderson is in a New York state of mind.

The 54-year-old “Baywatch” bombshell packed three suitcases and left her ranch on Vancouver Island, Canada, last week to come to the Big Apple, where she’s making her Broadway debut April 12 as Roxie Hart in “Chicago.”

She’s already playing the part of a real New Yorker — taking daily jogs in Central Park, incognito.

“That’s how I get my dose of dogs every day, because my dogs couldn’t come to New York,” she told The Post.

And just as Anderson has embraced her adopted home for the next eight weeks, the city has also welcomed her with open arms.

“I do get a lot of that when I walk around … like in the park … People do say, ‘We can’t believe it!’” she said. “You feel like you’re in it together … These incredible people that have reached the pinnacle of their success are just waiting for someone to come in and be successful too.”

Fans will get a chance to get even closer to Anderson, who said she’d “probably” be signing autographs at the stage door of the Ambassador Theatre. “I think it’s all part of it.”

One place fans won’t find her is shopping on Fifth Avenue — that’s because as far as clothes go, she brought vintage items from her sartorial “archives.”

“I just started looking around and Brandon [Lee, Anderson’s son] was like, ‘No mom, all your stuff from the ’90s is in style now. Just go shop in your closet,’” she said. “I’ll probably never shop in a store again.”

To razzle dazzle audiences, Anderson — who’s also adding to her diverse resume by filming a documentary and writing a memoir that she called “my story, finally, from my mouth” — has been dancing up to four hours a day and spending two hours doing voice and acting work. “It’s theater; there’s no days off,” she said. “I’m loving every minute of it, though … I’m scared out of my mind, but I love that feeling.”

She said she will make the iconic role her own — “I have a few little tricks up my sleeve that I’ll pull out” — by just being herself. “I want to see what I’m made of … so I’m pushing it as far as I can, at the risk of [it] being complete humiliation.”

Anderson’s mother, for one, knows her daughter will not fail, and told her, “You’ve been rehearsing for this your entire life.”

source: New York Post