NeNe Leakes to Make Broadway Debut in 'Cinderella'
The 'Real Housewives' star will take over for Sherri Shepherd in November
NeNe Leakes is making her Broadway debut.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will join Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella as the wicked stepmother, Madame, it was announced Wednesday. Currently in rehearsals, Leakes will begin her 11-week run Nov. 25.
Keke Palmer, host of BET's Just Keke, makes her debut as Cinderella on Sept. 9, joined by Tony winner Judy Kaye as the fairy godmother on Sept. 12.
Producers announced that Cinderella will end its two-year run at the Broadway Theatre on Jan. 3, 2015, after 770 regular performances and 41 previews.
Since making her debut on the Real Housewives, Leakes has transitioned into scripted television, recurring on Glee and starring on The New Normal. Earlier this year, she performed with the cast of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas.