NEW YORK – Pop star Britney Spears is in talks to play the lead role in the musical “Sweet Charity” on Broadway, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.
Spears, 23, would replace Christina Applegate in January, the Post reported.
Spears, who had a baby boy in September, would play Charity Hope Valentine, a plucky dancer with a heart of gold, the Post reported.
Publicists for Spears and for the show could not be immediately reached to comment on the Post report.
People magazine, whose December 5 cover features Spears, her husband Kevin Federline and infant son Sean Preston, said Spears had been offered the title role in the musical.
The Post said if Spears joined the show, it would move to the larger Ford Center from the smaller Al Hirshfeld Theater to accommodate anticipated larger crowds.