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Nene Leakes Will Return To Broadway In Chicago The Musical

If you remember on last season’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe Leakes took the show behind the scenes of her Broadway debut in Cinderella starring herself & the first Broadway Black actress in the title role, Keke Palmer. Well, it seems the Broadway bug has bitten Mrs. Leakes deep. She will be returning to Broadway in the hit musical revival, Chicago. Taking on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton she follows in the footsteps of Natasha Yvette Williams who performed the role flawlessly when Brandy did her run.

If you know anything about the show or have seen the movie that garnered Queen Latifah an Academy Award nomination, you know this is a singing role. Usually the woman playing the role is a singer, although it has been played by Wendy Williams before.

Even though Cinderella was also a musical, Chicago will take the singing up a notch for Leakes the reality television star & we really are interested to see what she does with the role. We are wishing Nene all the best and hopes she has a blast! Welcome back to Broadway!

Just In: @NeneLeakes will star in @chicagomusical as Mama Morton starting Nov 23rd! Welcome back, Linnethia!

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For 4 weeks, from Nov 23rd – Dec 20th, you can “BLOOP” your way over to the Ambassador Theatre and check out the show for a taste of reality on Broadway. Tickets are available HERE. In the meantime, take a look back on Nene Leakes’ Broadway run in Cinderella below with a interview from Hot 97!

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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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