Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Destiny’s Child star Michelle Williams returns to the big stage in the Muny’s production of “Elton Jon and Tim Rice’s Aida.” Williams will play the title role in this summer’s show August 8-14.
In “Aida,” conflict between Egypt and Nubia gives birth to a star-crossed love affair between Aida, the captured princess of Nubia, and Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people. With love and responsibility at odds, Aida and Radames must decide to follow their hearts or lead their people.
“We’re thrilled Michelle Williams will star as our Aida,” Muny artistic director and executive producer Mike Isaacson said in a statement. “It is one of the most iconic roles in contemporary musical theater, and I can’t wait to see her create her particular brand of musical magic on the Muny stage.”
Williams is no stranger to the story having starred in the Broadway version of “Aida” a few years back. She has also appeared on stage in “The Color Purple,” “Chicago” and “Fela.”
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