R&B singer and reality TV regular KANDI BURRUSS is swapping the concert stage for Broadway to star in hit musical CHICAGO.
The star will take on the role of Matron ‘Mama’ Morton for an eight-week stint from 15 January (18), reports People.com.
The 41-year-old will be stepping into the shoes of LaVon Fisher-Wilson, who is currently playing the character at the Ambassador Theater.
Burruss is the latest famous face to tackle the part of Morton on the New York stage, following in the footsteps of her fellow The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Glee actress NeNe Leakes, U.S. TV personality Wendy Williams, and Grey’s Anatomy actress Chandra Wilson, while Queen Latifah portrayed the corrupt prison warden in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago.
The new gig, her Broadway debut, will continue to keep Burruss busy after wrapping her current tour commitments with her reunited group Xscape on 6 January in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, her bandmate Tamika Scott is nursing a bruised ego after taking a tumble while performing for fans in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday (02Dec17), when the singer struggled to step out of her jumpsuit for a dance sequence during their song Hot Boy, and tripped up onstage. She managed to make a quick recovery and pressed on with the show like a professional.