NeNe Leakes is Headed to Broadway, Will Replace Sherri Shepherd in 'Cinderella'


NeNe can add Broadway Actress to her ever-expanding list of titles.

THR reports that Ms. Leakes will be replacing Sherri Shepherd alongside Keke Palmer in the Broadway adaptation of Cinderella.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will join Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella as the wicked stepmother, Madame, it was announced Wednesday.

Currently in rehearsals, Leakes will begin her 11-week run Nov. 25.
Leakes will take over for former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd, whose limited Cinderella engagement starts Sept. 9 and runs through Nov. 22.

Keke Palmer, host of BET’s Just Keke, makes her debut as Cinderella on Sept. 9 and Tony winner Judy Kaye as the fairy godmother on Sept. 12.

Producers announced that Cinderella will end its two-year run at the Broadway Theatre on Jan. 3, 2015. It would have played 770 regular performances and 41 previews.

Work, NeNe!

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