Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Brandy Set to Debut on Broadway in 'Chicago'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brandy is the next famous face to lead Chicago, producers announced Tuesday. The Grammy winner will step into the role of Roxie Hart for an eight-week limited engagement, beginning April 28. Her run at the Ambassador Theatre continues through June 21.  The singer of hits like "I Wanna Be Down" and "The Boy Is Mine," and actress of Moesha and The Game, will settle into the role of a deadly housewife in the 1920s-set musical about murder and media. The Walter Bobbie-directed production won six Tony Awards in 1977, including Best Musical Revival, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.  As Brandy (nee Brandy Norwood) made history in Disney’s 1997 TV film Cinderella as its first black princess, she'll be one of the few African-American women to take on the Roxie Hart role in the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, following Destiny's Child singerMichelle Williams in 2010, and Robin Givens in 2006.   The pop star's run follows that of Jennifer Nettles (through March 29) and Paige Davis (from March 30 through April 27).

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