Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Reality star and actress, Nene Leakes is headed back to Broadway!  The former RHOA diva is starring as “Mama Morton” in the Tony Award-winning musical, Chicago. Leakes will star in the role for four-weeks beginning November 23 through December 20 at the Ambassador Theater. This is Leakes second time on the Great White Way. Last year she started as the wicked stepmother ‘Madame’ in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Congrats! [BROADWAYWORLD]

OITNB star Lavern Cox is starring in  a new Fox remake of the cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. She will take on the role of Frank-N-Furter, the transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania. The role originally played by Tim Curry for the 1975 film version. The project is a two-hour special that will air next fall in honor of the 40th Anniversary. [ROLLINGSTONE]

The Wiz Live will feature a new song written by R&B/Pop star Ne-Yo when it airs on NBC December 3. In addition to starring as the ‘Tin Man,’ the award winning singer-songwriter has written a new tune that will also be performed by the friends—Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion. Speaking of songs, it is also confirmed that Elijah Kelley aka ‘Scarecrow’ will be singing Michael Jackson‘s “You Can’t Win” in the show. The hugely popular song, which was performed in the 1978 movie version, was originally written for Evillene’s “Winkies” in the stage production but was pulled before it hit Broadway in 1975. It was resurrected later for the movie and became a cult classic song for Jackson. Cant’ wait to see this one performed live! [PLAYBILL]

Check out Michael Jackson singing it below:

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