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Betts was last seen at Goodman Theatre in Black Nativity, presented by Congo Square Theatre. Other Chicago credits include Ragtime, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse and Seussical the Musical (Drury Lane Theatre); Once on this Island, Nunsense, All Shook Up and The Drowsy Chaperone (Marriott Theatre); Comedy of Errors and Pinocchio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Motherhood the Musical (Royal George Theatre). Regional credits include The Color Purple, A Christmas Carol and Nunsense (Milwaukee Rep); Smokey Joe’s Café and Hairspray (New Theater); Secrets of My Success (Paramount Theatre); Witness Uganda and Extraordinary (A.R.T.). Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Waitress (Brooks Atkinson) and Invisible Thread (Second Stage). National tours include The Sound of Music and Waitress. TV credits include Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chicago Code and Power.

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[Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2018

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Becky [Replacement]

2econd Stage Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Joy (Understudy)

[US Tour]
2015 National Tour, 2015
The Mother Abbess [Replacement]

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Interview: Kandi Burruss on Bringing THE WIZ to 'Another Level' as Producer on Broadway Revival

Kandi Burruss is bringing The Wiz to 'another level' as she produces her first Broadway musical. BroadwayWorld sat down with Kandi Burruss to discuss what the expect from The Wiz, the importance of Black producers on Broadway, and using her platform on The Real Housewives of Atlanta to spotlight Broadway.

AAACC's Season Of Black Art & THE WIZ Celebrate Black History Month

-“Season of Black Art” (SOBA), the ‘Black Excellence' Art Series launched in October  2023, included the path of the ‘Yellow Brick Road' as the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) embraced the Broadway show “The Wiz” joining Mayor London Breed in welcoming the new sensational hit.

Review: THE WIZ at Des Moines Performing Arts

What did our critic think of THE WIZ at Des Moines Performing Arts?

Photos: Get a First Look at THE WIZ Broadway-Bound Revival

Get a first look at photos of The Wiz revival coming to Broadway!

Review: THE WIZ at National Theatre

In 1975 a revolutionary approach to L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The Wiz was a musical that no one thought would get past its opening night. The show proved everyone wrong. It won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 1,672 performances. The all-African American version of Dorothy’s trip down the yellow brick road is now embarking on a thirteen-city pre- Broadway tour and is playing at the National Theatre here in DC through October 29th. I am sorry to say that this version is a rocky journey over a cool “Ease on Down the Road”.

THE WIZ to Play Pittsburgh's Benedum Center Beginning This Month

'The Wiz' will play the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh from October 31 to November 5, 2023. Get all the details and ticket information here!

Tickets On Sale Friday For THE WIZ in San Francisco

Tickets for the San Francisco engagement of The Wiz will go on sale on Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. for the four-week engagement performing at BroadwaySF’s Golden Gate Theatre. Learn more about how to get tickets here!

Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth in Times Square

In this video, watch highlights from The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative’s Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert, hosted by Michael James Scott and including performances by 2023 Tony Award nominees Lorna Courtney, Crystal Lucas-Perry, and NaTasha Yvette Williams and more!

Lorna Courtney, Crystal Lucas-Perry, NaTasha Yvette Williams & More Set for BROADWAY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH

The Broadway League’s Black to Broadway Initiative has revealed the performers for this year’s Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth concert taking place on Sunday, June 18th from 11:00am – 12:30pm (rain or shine).

What You Need to Know About THE FACTOTUM World Premiere at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera gets a dramatic remix by Lyric Opera of Chicago with the world premiere of the new soul opera The Factotum created by Will Liverman and DJ King Rico, presented at Chicago’s Harris Theater for five performances, February 3–12, 2023.

VIDEO: Watch 'Do You Love Me?' From FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Watch 'Do You Love Me?' here!

VIDEO: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Steven Skybell, Debbie Gravitte, and More

Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Get a first look at footage from the production here!

Steven Skybell, Debbie Gravitte & More to Star in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced principal casting for its new to Chicago production of Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, set to hit the Lyric stage this Fall.

Broadway Bares: Twerk From Home Raises $349,434 So Far For BC/EFA

The show, directed by Tony Award winner and Bares creator Jerry Mitchell and co-directed by Laya Barak and Nick Kenkel, featured 14 original numbers that opened the doors for 170 dancers to uncover fantasies and discover confidence in the wake of being stuck at home for so long.


A company of Broadway Bares favorites and newcomers more than 170 strong will combine forces to light up screens for Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home in its online premiere Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Renaissance Theaterworks Reimagines Its 2020-2021 Season

Due to the complex challenges of COVID-19 and in keeping with recommendations from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the CDC, Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) reimagined their 2020-2021 season to ensure the safety of patrons, artists, and staff.

Broadway Catch Up: May 12 - Rob McClure, Myra Lucretia Taylor, JERSEY BOYS Cast Members Jarrod Spector, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Moulin Rouge! cast members, and more!

VIDEO: Melody Betts Sings 'Home' for Milwaukee Rep's OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Series

While the stages remain dark during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Milwaukee Rep is rallying its creative resources to bring the world-class theater audiences have come to know and love directly into homes. Over the next few weeks, Milwaukee Rep will bring theater from Our Home to Your Home in several unique ways.

VIDEO: First Look at NUNSENSE at Milwaukee Rep

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Nunsense - a musical that has made millions laugh - in the Stackner Cabaret, November 8, 2019 - January 12, 2020.

BWW Review: NUNSENSE Is One Helluva Holy Romp At Milwaukee Repertory Theater

It's a hoot! The answer to your prayers! Five nuns on stage, four in the freezer!

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