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Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Kandi Burruss for Eight Weeks Only

The Grammy winner and Real Housewives of Atlanta star will make her Broadway debut as Matron "Mama" Morton.

Kandi Burruss is set to make her Broadway debut in Chicago.
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The Broadway company of Chicago will welcome Grammy-winning performer Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), making her Broadway debut in the role of Matron "Mama" Morton from January 15-March 11 at the Ambassador Theatre.

The production currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Olivier Award winner and original cast member Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, Todrick Hall as Billy Flynn (through January 14), Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, LaVon Fisher-Wilson 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.

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