Kandi Burruss is following in the footsteps of Sofia Vergara, Wendy Williams and Nene Leakes just to name a few and heading to the big apple to play Mama Morton in Chicago on Broadway.
The shocking news to me is that she is going to take the part for eight weeks through March 11, 2018. Eight weeks is a very long time to do eight shows a week. Nene did it for just under four weeks and that seemed like a very long time.
If she is there for two months, I suppose she will rent a place and take Todd and Ace with her. Riley will probably have to stay in school.
Mama Morton has a pretty big number in the first act, and a duet in the second act, I think Kandi is PERFECT for the role. I always wondered how Sophia, Wendy and Nene were cast in a musical.
Kandi hinted that she wanted to do Broadway when she was on WWHL recently with Xscape. She cited Broadway as one of the reasons she would not be recording in the studio with the other members of the group.
I’m glad Kandi is finally getting some traction outside of the RHOA arena. Hopefully this will lead to other roles on Broadway!