Brandy to Rock Chicago on Broadway Once More
The producers of Chicago announced today that Brandy Norwood will return to the Broadway cast as Roxie Hart for 17 performances only from August 17-31. 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.
Brandy's many hits include "I Wanna Be Down" and "The Boy Is Mine." As an actor, she starred in the sitcom Moesha and the Disney television film adaptation of Cinderella in the title role. She received a 2014 NAACP Image Award for her role as Chardonnay on BET's The Game.
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. The show is now running at the Ambassador Theatre.