An Israeli pop star is set to get her big break on Broadway.
Shiri Maimon reportedly received an offer to play the starring role of Roxie Hart in the hit musical “Chicago.” The offer was first reported on Israel’s Channel 10 television.
Maimon, 36, recently starred in a production of “Evita” at Habima, the national theatre of Israel in Tel Aviv, where she reportedly was seen by the “Chicago” producers. They invited her to come for a series of meetings and an audition in New York.
Maimon recently completed her third season as a celebrity judge on the Israeli version of “X Factor.”
She first rose to stardom as the runner-up in the first season of the Israeli reality show “Kochav Nolad,” which translates to “A Star Is Born,” in 2003. She then went on to take fourth place at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005 with the ballad “Hasheket Shenishar,” garnering international acclaim.
Maimon, who sang with the Israeli Air Force Entertainment Troupe during her military service, has released four albums.
Maimon, who had her second child in the second half of 2017, would move with her family to New York to be ready to begin performances in September, according to Ynet.
While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.
That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.
We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.
Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”