Recording artist Mya to join Broadway's CHICAGO

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Mya as Velma Kelly beginning May 12.

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Updated On: 2/11/08 at 03:07 PM
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At leaste Brenda didnt extend again. This may make me want to see Chicago again. Only if Bianca would extend past 4/20.....
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interesting casting choice


edit: ah I didn't realize she had been in the movie..I haven't seen it
Updated On: 2/11/08 at 03:13 PM
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She looked good in the Cell Block Tango in the movie version. I'd be interested to see her, but I probably won't go since I've already seen Chicago three times.
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I was going to comment on how seemingly random this was, but I forgot she was in the movie.
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You know, you can charge the Weisslers with loading their shoes with stars, but they can't even get real celebrities anymore. I mean, come on...Mya?
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Funny. I was just wondering the other day whatever happened to her. I was trying to say something about her to a friend, but I couldn't remember her name or any of her major songs, so I just said: "You know. The least famous one who did the 'Lady Marmalade' remake."
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I think she's pretty well known. I think she has a new CD getting released soon, so I'm sure it's part of her publicity.
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Good for Mya!
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How many years has Brenda been with the Broadway production?
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Updated On: 2/11/08 at 03:24 PM
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I think she did her first stint as Velma in 2003, and has been in and out of the show fairly regulary since then, including the tour.
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Hmm. When ever I watch the movie of CHICAGO it always looks like they are pretty careful to cut away from Mya any time any "real" dancing is required. At any rate - she's pretty weird in the movie - I'm not sure how exciting she's going to be on stage.
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I don't know... I think she had a lot of training in dance and was even a dance teacher prior to becoming famous. I may be making that up though...
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I know plenty of dance teachers who would have no business playing Velma on Broadway, so I'm not sure thats the most convincing arguement...
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She has dance training. I just watched the movie yesterday and wondered where she went to.
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"I mean, come on...Mya?"

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Whatever happened to Debelah Morgan?
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At this point, Phyllis Diller could play the role and I'd be happy, as long as it wasn't Brenda Braxton yet again.
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have you ever seen mya perform? she is a great dancer.
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"At this point, Phyllis Diller could play the role and I'd be happy"

Love to see her as Mama Morton.

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Yeah I'm excited to see a new Velma. I don't know why, but I am just starting to appreciate Chicagon on b-way now after all these years.
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I KNEW the Weisslers would try to get her eventually. She is going to be a young Velma, but I think it will work. She can certainly dance, her singing is good, sometimes she's a bit whiney, but they'll work with her.

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I don't know how I feel about her being cast, but I'm kind of glad Braxton will finally be leaving.
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