She’s a Real Housewives of Atlanta favorite, she’s a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, and she’s about to become an off-Broadway leading lady for two weeks! Kandi Burruss will join the cast of the comedy NEWSical the Musical from January 13 through January 26, 2014. The zany musical is currently playing at the Kirk Theatre.
In addition to appearing on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, Burruss was a member of the multi-platinum-selling R&B group Xscape. She has written and produced hits for Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Pink. She is also the writer of Destiny’s Child songs “Bug A Boo” and “Bills, Bills, Bills.” She won a Grammy Award for TLC’s “No Scrubs,” and was the first African-American woman to win ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year award.
NEWSical the Musical is a forever changing, complexly un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that’s fit to spoof. NEWSical sets all of today’s biggest pop culture headlines to music, including news about Honey Boo Boo, Paula Deen, Andrew Weiner, A-Rod, Kim and Kanye’s baby North West and more.
Created by Rick Crom and directed by Mark Waldrop, NEWSical also currently features Christine Pedi, Michael West, Susan Mosher, David Foley Jr., Meg Lanzarone and Dylan H. Thompson.