NeNe Leakes Is Headed Back to Broadway in ‘Chicago’

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NeNe Leakes has big news: she’s headed back to Broadway, where she’ll be performing in Chicago

She’s set to star as Matron “Mama” Morton in the Tony-winning revival, marking her second coming after making her stage debut as the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella last year.

“Mama” Morton was most notably portrayed by Queen Latifah in the 2002 film adaptation, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 47, will be acting in Chicago starting on Nov. 23 and lasting until Dec. 20.

Prior to her theatre gig in Cinderella, Leakes was on Dancing with the Stars and Glee.

Rumer Willis is currently starring in the production as murderer Roxie Hart, and will take her final bow on Nov. 1.