Aida gets new star

Oct. 22, 2003 at 12:18 PM

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Michelle Williams takes over the title role of "Aida" on Broadway, beginning Nov. 18, Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Williams, best known as a member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, which has sold 35 million albums worldwide, will replace Toni Braxton, who has been with the show since late June.

This will be Williams' Broadway debut.

The Disney musical by Elton John and Tim Rice has done very well with Braxton. Most weeks of her run have topped $700,000, a good six figures above what the production had been averaging in previous months.

"Aida" opened March 23, 2000.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Can't Buy Me Love' actress Amanda Peterson dead at 43
Paul McCartney likens post-John Lennon era to 'revisionism,' talks songwriting controversy
Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Dormer stun in 'Mockingjay - Part 2' posters
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle under investigation
Russell Wilson, girlfriend Ciara practicing abstinence