Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE BROWN is hoping for success on the New York stage, after landing a role in his Broadway production RENT.

The sexy singer, formerly known as Scary Spice, will portray the character MIMI from 16 April (04).

98 DEGREES star Drew Lachey, brother of Nick Lachey, will also feature in the show, taking the part of MARK - a role once filled by 'N Sync member JOEY FATONE.

The British beauty's stint will run until September (04) - the month Lachey joins the cast - which means they'll overlap for a few weeks.

01/04/2004 09:01