HomeThe SpillNew York: April 28th- June 21st – Brandy Norwood Joins Cast of Stage Play ‘Chicago’ as Roxie Hart TheNV March 24, 2015 The Spill, Tours Singer/Actress, Brandy Norwood, professionally simply known as Brandy, has been gracing her adoring fans with her talent and presence since the tender age of 14…and has been among the lowest percentile of child celebrities to nearly stay out of trouble and out of the news (well for the most part). Continuing to secure her place in entertainment history, Brandy, has now signed on to become apart of the cast of the historic stage play, Chicago, portraying the character of Roxie Hart. Brandy, whose hit show, The Game, which just wrapped its final season, wasted no time showcasing why we still love her, and why after 20+ years in the business, why we still pay attention…the Grammy award winning singer is now aiming for that Tony Award and we could not be more excited! GO GET EM BRAN! The Background of Stage Play Chicago is as follows: Chicago is a musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about actual criminals and crimes she reported on. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal.” The original Broadway production opened in 1975 at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 936 performances until 1977. Bob Fosse choreographed the original production, and his style is strongly identified with the show. Following a West End debut in 1979 which ran for 600 performances, Chicago was revived on Broadway in 1996, and a year later in the West End. The Broadway revival holds the record as the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, and is the second longest-running show in Broadway history, behind only The Phantom of the Opera, having played its 7,486th performance on November 23, 2014, surpassing Cats. The West End revival ran for nearly 15 years, becoming the longest-running American musical in West End history, and it has enjoyed several tours and international productions. The Academy Award-winning 2002 film version of the musical was directed by Rob Marshall and starred Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, and Queen Latifah. Ticket Information Here Source Share this:ShareTumblrPinterestPrintEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.