PHOTOS: Brandy Norwood Making Broadway Debut in 'Chicago' as Roxie Hart, at Ambassador Theater April 28-June 21 [TICKETS]
Chicago, the Tony Award-winning musical now in its 19th year at the Ambassador Theater, has pulled a coup and booked Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood in her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart. Beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Norwood will star in an eight-week limited run there at the Ambassador.
A true triple-threat as a singer, songwriter and actress, at last count, "Brandy" has sold some 40 million albums worldwide. In fact, her dueling duet with Monica, “The Boy Is Mine,” remains the best-selling duo tune of all time. (And who could forget her historic role as the first African-American princess in Disney’s made-for-TV Cinderella, alongside the late Whitney Houston?)
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and the legend, himself, Bob Fosse, music by Kander with lyrics from Ebb, Chicago, now has a record, itself, too: the longest-running American musical in White Way history.
Directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Classicalite favorite Ann Reinking, this latest iteration of the nightclub dancer who murders her easy lover features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting from Ken Billington and sound care of Scott Lehrer.
Earlier this month, Emmy Award nominee Paige Davis began a four-week engagement as said dancer/murderer, and she'll continue as Roxie through Monday, April 27.
Then, it's all Brandy...well, at least until Sunday, June 21.
Tickets, right now, you're no doubt asking? Sure thing.
They're available through Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or by walking yourself into the Ambassador's box office (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY). Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Who could forget, indeed, Brandy's slightly less famous duet? That is, this one with Paolo Montalban in the 1997 version of Rodgers & Hammerstein below.