Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fantasia Extends Stay in The Color Purple, May Star in New Musical

It looks like Fantasia has been bitten by the theater bug -- big time.

After receiving rave reviews for her Broadway debut in The Color Purple (I saw her, and she is truly sensational), Fantasia has decided to stay with the show through the end of the year. She was originally scheduled to be in the show for just six months, which would have taken her through the beginning of October.

In addition, the New York Daily News' Rush & Molloy are reporting that Fantasia is in discussions to star in a new musical based on the life of Ada (Bricktop) Smith, an African-American expatriate in Paris in the 1920s who became a nightlife queen. The show is being written by Chuck Seffan and Ron Abel. Click here for the full story.

It's been a good few months for Ms. 'Tasia, who picked up a Theater World Award for her Broadway debut, and saw her single "When I See U" hit #2 on the Urban radio chart.

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1 comment:

Mommy said...

Great news for all "Tasia" fans...She is a phenomenal talent and will be in the spotlight for years to come. Good for her!!