Deborah Cox in the title role of Aida at the Palace Theatre from 17 Feb 2004
Tue 27 Jan 2004 Deborah Cox in the title role of Aida at the Palace Theatre from 17 Feb 2004 R&B recording star Deborah Cox , lead singer of the group The Monkees, will play the role of 'Zoser' in will make her Broadway debut in the title role Aida at the Palace Theatre from 17 Feb 2004 for a four-month limited engagement through 13 June 2004 Deborah Cox's co-stars will include Will Chase (as Radames), Lisa Brescia (as Amneris) and Micky Dolenz (as Zoser). Cox takes over for Michelle T. Williams (of Destiny's Child), who completes a three-month run as Aida on Sunday, 15 Feb 2004. Cox marks the fourth R&B recording star to perform in the title role, following in the footsteps of Heather Headley, Toni Braxton and Williams, respectively. Discovered by famed music producer Clive Davis, Deborah Cox left her indelible mark on music history when her single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" went double platinum, and became a worldwide club-hit dance single with New York DJ's Hex Hector's soul-roaring re-mix. "Nobodys Supposed to Be Here" topped the billboard R&B Charts for 14 consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running #1 song in R&B chart history. With eight #1 Billboard Club records over the course of her career, Deborah currently holds the #1 Billboard Dance position (for 10 straight weeks) with her remake of Phil Collins' "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven." Aida began performances at the Palace Theatre on 25 February 2000 and officially opened on 23 March 2000. It has music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Fells and David Henry Hwang. It is directed by Robert Fells, designed by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natahsa Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento, and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. The tale of Aida, made famous by Verdi's 1871 opera. Prince falls in love with Nubian slave, angering his father and his fiance, Amneris.
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