She has already had quite the busy year, with her reality series The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Xscape: Just Kicking It airing back to back this fall. Now she’s taking her singing and acting talents to the Great White Way in the new year.
PEOPLE Magazine confirmed that she will be playing Matron ‘Mama’ Morton from January 15th to March 11th at the Ambassador Theater in New York City.
The musical started on Broadway 40 years ago and was turned into an Oscar-winning movie in 2002. The role of ‘Mama’ in the film was played by Queen Latifah, who earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance.
The Broadway musical currently stars Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Roxie Hart, Leigh Zimmerman as Velma Kelly, YouTube sensation Todrick Hall (through January 14) as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Matron “Mama” Morton, and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.
Before she became a big reality star, Kandi was well known in the music industry as one of the four members of the hit girl group Xscape. She found solo success as well, winning a Grammy for penning TLC’s massive hit “No Scrubs.” Looks like this is just another big checkmark for the talented songstress and actress as her career continues!
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