Major: Brandy To Rock Broadway / Cast As Lead In ‘Chicago’

Published: Tuesday 24th Mar 2015 by Sam

Brandy is heading to Broadway!

Fresh from wrapping up the latest season of ‘The Game,’ the Vocal Bible is set to flex her acting and vocal muscles in the stage-show production of the musical ‘Chicago.’ 

Details below…

B-Rocka, who is currently recording her new studio album, has been cast in the lead role of Roxie Hart from April 28th – June 21st.

The Grammy winning songstress confirmed the news on Instagram moments ago, posting the pic below with the caption:

I’m so excited to announce that I’m joining the Broadway cast of as Roxie Hart. #lifechanging #Godinmeasme

A photo posted by ҍɾɑղժվ (@4everbrandy) on

Huge congrats to Ms. Norwood!

Want to see her in action? Click here for ticket info!

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  1. 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Matt Toddy March 24, 2015

    Isn’t the lead white? First Annie and now this?

    I just want to know what’s wrong with making more iconic black roles in things.

    What if they put britney spears as the lead in dream girls?

    • ASIPOFBRANDY March 24, 2015

      Shut the hell up! This is not a racial issue this about being favored by God and being blessed with the talent to perform!

    • TheElusiveLamb March 24, 2015

      Lil’ Mongchu, stay in Korea with your crooked, stretched eyelids and worry less about skin color.

      • Lake Erie March 24, 2015

        Ctfu!!!! Draaaaaaaaag that thang OUT homie!!! Lmao!

      • 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Matt Toddy March 24, 2015

        It’s convenient to say that when it isn’t black people’s roles going to the Britney’s. I just wanted to start a debate. Not you and your overzealous comment, acting just as tickish as your fave. Please have several

      • Toohotfortv March 24, 2015

        Honestly, could Britney Spears play any role in dreamgirls? Ask yourself that question, truthfully. Please check brandys resume. She is more than capable to tackle this role as well as any role that they see fit to give her. The only issue, is when a character is cast outside of their race when their race is an integral part of the “mise en scene”. So please, reevaluate your question.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig March 24, 2015

      Wow people are really playing into your hands with that ignorant weakass self-hating comment. Are you pleased with yourself? I mean, you obviously just wanted some attention and was willing to look like an absolute jackâss to get it.

  2. FutureCIARA March 24, 2015

    This is perfect for her, Just what she needs. She can get really theatrical with her voice, and she really has no boundaries. That voice is undeniable and she will do great on Broadway!

  3. ASIPOFBRANDY March 24, 2015

    I’m so proud of my fave she can do it all!!!! STARZ where y’all at? Let’s shine bright and blind them haters!!!!! #VocalBible #QueenBee #Starz

    • Lake Erie March 24, 2015

      YES!!!!!!!! I am so happy for her!!!!!!!! #TEAmUS!!!!! #STARS #Csquad #FuckWitUs!

      • Toohotfortv March 24, 2015

        No shade…. no no no shade, but how can you be a star and apart of the csquad? Listen linda, I even “like” ciara on occasion, but to be a stan… I mean, are you hearing what I’m hearing? She cute tho 😉

      • Lake Erie March 24, 2015

        Ctfu!!!! But I love the both of them so much @TooHot. 🙂 I love brandy more of course. But I’m a fan. But I get you though. Lol.

  4. TheElusiveLamb March 24, 2015

    Congratulations Brandy.

  5. Lake Erie March 24, 2015

    GO B-Rocka!!! Wish you were coming to my city!!! But I’m still happy for you!!! #GoodLook! #STARS #Csquad #FuckWitUs

  6. #JACKIE March 24, 2015

    Yaaas Brandy this is so cute for her.

  7. A March 24, 2015

    This is huge!!! Wow, I wasnt expecting this, and its a dream to her, so proud.

    This could do wonders for her future albums and her approach to music videos, performances and all of that. Cant wait to see some videos or pics already

  8. 내가 제일 잘 나가 | Matt Toddy March 24, 2015

    So my question goes un answered? Why can’t they create iconic roles for women of colour but they give them recycled roles?

    If the situation was reversed, many people would be azealia banksing about it

    • AfricaAfricaAfrica March 24, 2015

      The answer is simple… white people don’t have enough soul to pull off an originally black role, unless Britney Spears lip syncs to Jennifer Hudson’s voice. Whereas when black actors take on an originally white role, they kill it! It’s one of those ‘once you go black you can never go back’ kinda thing. There’ll never be another white Roxie Hart after this. No other white actor can ever top what Michelle Williams did and what Brandy will do.

      There, you wanted a racist response and you got one!!! Let me know if this response still isn’t satisfactory.

      • Grande the Way March 24, 2015

        I’m assuming you meant for this comment to be ignorant because there is such thing as blue eyed soul….

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig March 24, 2015

      Do you not understand the difference between a colourless role and a cast-specific role. Its understandable in hollywood to have roles written with a specific racial background in mind – I.E. Dreamgirls specifically cast black female leads as it was a direct parallel of the Supremes who were all of African American backgrounds. Dreamgirls explores underlying issues of racial struggle and classism in the entertainment industry, again another reason why they need to cast it very specifically.

      Again your comment holds no weight on this article since the writer didn’t write the lead of Chicago to be a particular colour and plenty of ethnic people have assumed the lead role (including Michelle Williams) on broadway.
      Around 40% of the USA is ethnic, so 4 in 10 main characters should be ethnic to reflect this.

  9. FutureCIARA March 24, 2015

    Matt, you have a point, and it is very much a race thing when Hollywood has been stealing culturally diverse roles for YEEEEEEEEAAAAAARRRRSSSS! Not to mention diversity among motion pictures wasnt even allowed back in the day, Rules were meant to be broken! So dont be salt that Black Actors are being sought, after much long

    The reason why Britney wont ever be cast as a DreamGirl is because her voice sucks, and she could NEVER sing! so stop trying to justify your statement

    Your statement is a joke considering they just made a movie based in Ancient Egypt called “Exodus” based off the biblical story, yet Hollywood decided to included an all white cast. Anyone with common sense and a historically based knowledge knows that was complete BS.

    • Lake Erie March 24, 2015

      You better say that s*** @FutureCIARA

  10. Paulo March 24, 2015

    wow! I’m jealous of anyone who’ll get to see this cause I bet it will be AMAZING! kinda wish she’d play Velma tho cause she would SLAY Cell Block Tango. I adore Chicago but Roxie’s songs are not that great compared to the other characters.

  11. Bitchplease March 24, 2015

    Guys I hear she’s on empire seasons 2 too. Any truth in this at all? I’m going

  12. Bitchplease March 24, 2015

    Matt just fallback with your ignorant ass. 🙁

  13. Grande the Way March 24, 2015

    Slay! I’m happy for her, such an iconic play!

  14. Rosebud (Natalie La Rose Stan) March 24, 2015

    Congrats to Brandy! She has the voice for Broadway, I know she’s going to kill it! Good for her!

  15. Cough Cough March 24, 2015

    I’m going! This is going to be sooooo amazing

  16. Royalkev March 24, 2015

    Best news I’ve heard all day! I can’t wait to see Brocka on Broadway with friends and family as many times as possible in between those dates. 🙂

  17. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig March 24, 2015

    Britney as a lead on Dreamgirls is the dumbest s*** i’ve heard on this website in a long while

  18. Mark March 24, 2015

    I’m here for this!

  19. Blacksista March 24, 2015

    Yes she will be on Empire and I can’t wait

  20. MUSICHEAD March 24, 2015

    Empire has not been confirmed but Jussie Smollet is campaigning for her to appear. It could happen!

    As for Broadway, hearing this earlier today MADE MY DAY! I am so happy for Brandy and as she posted on twitter…everything is in divine order!

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