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VIDEO: Nene Leakes Talks Coming to Broadway in CINDERELLA: 'I Was Afraid'

NENE LEAKES stopped by today's LIVE to talk about making her debut as the wicked stepmother 'Madame' in Broadway's CINDERELLA.

Says the actress of her casting, "I was surprised by it, and I actually had a couple of shows reach out to me to be a part of Broadway. I was shocked, I was intimidated actually. I was like 'No, I don't think I'm ready, I can't do it, not Broadway. Because I want to be great." She continues, "And once I got there, settled in, you know I killed the character don't you?"

Cinderella has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw.Josh Rhodes is choreographer. Music adaptation, supervision and arrangements are by David Chase. Orchestrations are by Danny Troob.Constantine Kitsopoulos is currently music director and conductor. Casting for CINDERELLA for Broadway and the national tour is by Cindy Tolan and Adam Caldwell.

NENE LEAKES shot to stardom as a fan favorite on Bravo's highly-rated reality show, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Recently though, Leakes parlayed her reality success into several breakthrough performances on scripted television. She made her acting debut in the recurring role of Coach Roz Washington, on Fox's hit comedy "Glee." She guest-starred on BET's comedies, "The Game" and "Let's Stay Together" and appeared as series regular for three seasons as Rocky on Ryan Murphy's comedy series "The New Normal." Due to Leakes' versatility as a reality star, talk show host and correspondent as well as an actress, at one point, Leakes appeared on four different networks at the same time, showcasing her skills as a well-rounded talent. Leakes made headlines earlier this year when she performed with the cast of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas. She was the first celebrity cast member in the thirty year history of the Cirque franchise's history.

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