Brandy Meets the Press Ahead of Return to Chicago
She begins performances as Roxie Hart August 17.
Brandy Norwood took a few moments to meet the press this afternoon in advance of her much anticipated return to Broadway's Chicago tomorrow, August 17, at the Ambassador Theatre for a 17 performance limited engagement through August 31. The Grammy-winning singer made her Broadway debut in the role in spring 2015. She went on to reprise her performance in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., with the musical's national tour.
Chicago currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Lana Gordon as Velma Kelly, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Featuring classic tunes by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media, and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.
Recipient of six 1997 Tony Awards, the revival is directed by Walter Bobbie.