'American Idol's' Jordin Sparks is Broadway-bound

jordin-sparks-wi-320.jpg Jordin Sparks will get her chance to shine on Broadway.

The "American Idol" winner will appear in a limited 12-week engagement of the musical "In the Heights," according to Just Jared.

"It's always been one of my dreams to perform on Broadway," she said. "This is a brand new experience for me. I look so forward to spending time in New York City and joining this talented cast and my favorite new musical."

Sparks will play Nina Rosario, a girl in Washington Heights who is the first to go to college in her family but is forced to drop out when she can't pay for school. She falls for Benny, who works at ther dad as a dispatcher for his car service.

Sparks' run will last from Aug. 19 - Nov. 14. "In the Heights" won a Tony for best musical.

We're happy for Sparks and hope this will be an opportunity to show off her acting chops now that her guest stint on "Bones" is no longer happening.

Corbin Bleu of "High School Musical" and "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant William Wingfield are in the current production.

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