Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood steps into the role as Roxie Hart for the Tony Award-winning, record breaking hit musical “Chicago.
The former “Moesha” star, “The Game” actress and pop singer, will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) on April 28th through June 21st. Brandy will be taking over for Paige Davis, who assumed the role on March 30th.
As the 1920s merry murderess in the long-running Kander and Ebb hit, Brandy joins a cast including Amra-Faye Wright as “Velma Kelly”, John Dossett as “Billy Flynn”, Raymond Bokhour as “Amos Hart” and NaTasha Yvette Williams as “Mama Morton”. Originally choreographed by Bob Fosse, “Chicago” contains hit songs “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and “When You’re Good to Mama.” The current “Chicago” production is directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner- Ann Reinking.
“Chicago” is the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history, with the iconic book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, “Chicago” boasts the win of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
This top female brand has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide, and her hit record “The Boy Is Mine” is the longest running number-one song and best-selling duet of all time.