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EXCLUSIVE: The Musical Brandy Would Love To Star In & Its NOT The Wiz

We recently chatted it up with Grammy award winning Brandy Norwood and, just in case you’ve been living under a rock, she is currently starring on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago The Musical. She made her Broadway debut back in April and will continue in the show until Aug 2nd. (So make sure you have your tickets!) However, it seems as though Brandy has gotten the theatre bug and is not letting go.

She was recently seen on the subway singing the classic song “Home” From The Wiz. BUT she’s got her eye on an even bigger fish. Brandy told us in our Broadway Black Box interview that she wants to come back to Broadway as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. A show that originally starred Ethel Merman in 1946 and had a really popular revival in 1999 with Bernadette Peters, who played the wicked stepmother to Brandy’s Cinderella in the popular television remake. (Reba McEntire did a limited engagement in Annie Get Your Gun back then, much like Brandy is doing in Chicago now) We never seen or heard of a black Annie Oakley buy we’re definitely not opposed.

It was such a surprise to us, so excuse the squeals of excitement as Brandy gives us an exclusive snippet into what she’d sound like as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. We would actually be thrilled to see this and who knows? Maybe this could be Brandy’s Tony winning role or nomination at the very least.

We are so proud to know that she is a Broadway lover and that she’ll be coming back to us soon in one show or another. A revival of Annie Get Your Gun doesn’t sound to shabby now does it?

Watch the video & sound off in the comments of what show you’d want Brandy to return to Broadway with?

Watch our entire interview with the superstar by clicking the link below


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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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