Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actress & TV sensation Kandi Burruss (Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) made her Broadway debut in the role of “Matron “Mama” Morton” in Chicago on January 15. Burruss will be in the cast for eight weeks only, through March 11, 2018, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).
Check out photos from her debut below!
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, singer, songwriter, TV personality and entrepreneur, Kandi Burruss-Tucker’s influence can be felt everywhere. Not only is she behind countless hit records and a star on the TV smash “The Real Housewives of Atlanta;” Kandi is also thriving in business with her own companies, Bedroom Kandi – an adult line, TAGS Boutique – luxury women’s apparel, Raising Ace – a baby line inspired by her son Ace, Old Lady Gang – a southern eatery, and other ventures.”
The production currently stars Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboiseas Roxie Hart, Olivier Award Winner & Original Cast Member Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebband Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Chicago is the winner of six 1997 TONY AWARDS including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording.
Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Tony Award winner Ann Reinking, Chicago features set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington, sound design by Scott Lehrer and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and 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 malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Megan Thee Stallions wins 3 Grammys at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
MEGAN THEE STALLION WINS BEST NEW ARTIST, BEST RAP SONG, & BEST RAP PERFORMANCE (“SAVAGE REMIX FT. BEYONCE”) AT THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS + MEGAN AND BEYONCE DONATED THEIR PROCEEDS FROM GRAMMY AWARD- WINNING “SAVAGE REMIX”, RAISED OVER $1M FOR HOUSTON’S BREAD OF LIFE
Megan Thee Stallion had a monumental night at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, taking home the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song (“Savage Remix Ft. Beyonce), and Best Rap Performance (“Savage Remix Ft. Beyonce). These were Megan’s first GRAMMY wins. Megan also graced the GRAMMY stage for a dynamic performance of her global hits “Savage” and “Body”, followed by a show-stopping performance of “WAP”, her record-breaking collaboration with Cardi B. Her GRAMMY Award-winning song “Savage Remix ft. Beyonce” became her first #1 single and ignited a global dance sensation on Tik Tok and Instagram. With over 1.2 billion global streams to date, the song also had a huge charitable impact; both Megan and Beyonce donated their proceeds from the song to Houston’s Bread of Life, raising over $1 Million.
Megan’s GRAMMY wins come on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album Good News, released in November. Aside from the release of her album, Megan has had a truly incredible year. She was honored as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 and in October, following a powerful and politically charged performance on Saturday Night Live that demanded justice for Breonna Taylor, Megan published her monumental ‘Why I Speak Up For Black Women’ op-ed and accompanying visual with The New York Times. Most recently, Megan teamed up with the National Association of Christian Churches (NACC) Disaster Services and U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee for her #HottiesHelpingHouston initiative that aims to rebuild and repair homes for senior citizens and single mothers affected by the recent devastation in her hometown of Houston, Texas. Megan prioritizes her philanthropic efforts and she champions women’s empowerment. She recently partnered with Fashion Nova for International Women’s Day, launching an initiative to give away $1 million in the month of March to finance female entrepreneurs, female students, women-owned businesses, and women-focused charities. Megan also recently teamed up with Cash App to spread financial literacy around Bitcoin and banking. This past year, Megan has also partnered with some of beauty and fashion’s most iconic names – she the new face of Calvin Klein’s Spring 2021 campaign, as well as a Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon and the face of Coach’s Fall/Winter 2021 campaign. Megan The Stallion is a multi-faceted star, record-breaker, philanthropist, and ever-evolving cultural icon, and she shows no signs of slowing down.
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