Michelle Williams will take over the title role of “Aida” on Broadway, beginning Nov. 18. She’ll replace Toni Braxton, who has been with the show since late June.
Williams is best known as a member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, which has sold 35 million albums worldwide. “Aida” marks her Broadway debut.
The Disney tuner 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 tuner had been averaging in previous months.
“Aida” opened March 23, 2000.
Pryce is ripe
Jonathan Pryce will play Martin, the husband who finds himself involved in a barnyard romance, in the London premiere of Edward Albee’s play “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” Under the direction of Anthony Page, the Tony-winning drama will open Feb. 3 at the Almeida Theater. Kate Fahy and Matthew Marsh co-star.
“The Goat” opened on Broadway in 2002 with Bill Pullman and Mercedes Ruehl.
‘Addicted’ to N.Y.
Mark Lundholm’s well-traveled “Addicted” will make it to Gotham. The one-man show about addictions opens Jan. 8 at the Zipper Theater. Bob Balaban directs and Clear Channel produces.