Kandi Burruss Takes First Bow in Chicago
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star plays Matron "Mama" Morton through March 11 in her Broadway debut.
Grammy-winning performer Kandi Burruss (The Real Housewives of Atlanta) took her first bow last night in her Broadway debut, as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago at the Ambassador Theatre. Burruss will remain with the production for a limited run through March 11.
The production currently stars Tony nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, 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.