Brandy is Returning to ‘Chicago’

Calling all Brandy fans!

The multi-talented entertainer is making her way back to the Great White Way. The Grammy winner is hitting the Broadway stage again for a 17-performance engagement (August 17 through August 31) at the Ambassador Theater where she’s reprising her role as “Roxie Hart” in the Tony-Award-winning musical, “Chicago.”

Brandy Norwood as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO THE MUSICAL
Set in the Windy City, the musical tells the story of Roxie, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to leave her. The show is filled with tantalizing numbers and eye-catching costumes that will surely keep the audience captivated.

From the catchy 90s tune “I Wanna Be Down,” to the hit TV show “Moesha,” the stunning powerhouse singer/actress has created melodic magic and onscreen allure for more than two decades. We’re sure that her performance in the classic roaring 20s tale will deliver the same amazing pipes, undeniable charisma and indisputable flair that only Brandy can bring.

If you want to see the talented triple-threat do her thing live, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

For show dates and tickets click here

Have you ever seen “Chicago?” What’s your favorite Brandy song?

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