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She’s been casted to play Matron “Mama” Morton in the musical, which means she won’t only be making her first appearance on Broadway but her singing debut as well. Her big solo number is “When You’re Good To Mama” — you may remember Queen Latifah’s version of the song when she played the same role in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago.
If you are looking forward to seeing the “Wendy Williams Show'” host shine onstage, you’ll have to catch her fast. She’s only agreed to a seven-week run beginning on June 25th.
Let’s take a look back at 10 other celebs who rocked the Broadway stage.