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Things are getting dark for Ashlee Simpson-Wentz!

The 25-year-old -- who was fired from Melrose Place because, sources tell Usmagazine.com, she couldn't act -- likely switched up her hair for her new job.

Usmagazine.com has confirmed Simpson-Wentz is set to play Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of Chicago, starting in December for six weeks.

More cause for celebration: Her son Bronx turns 1 on Nov. 20.