Thursday, September 10, 2009

Deborah Cox Returning to Broadway After 5 Years

Canadian R&B sweetheart, Deborah Cox, is returning to Broadway after five years. She will be playing the lead role in a Josephine Baker titled Josephine, based on the late legend's life. Here's how it's being reported:

JOSEPHINE, which producer Ken Waissman developed from scratch after being inspired by the legendary African-American ex-patriot, is planned for the 2010-2011 Broadway season.

The story of JOSEPHINE, which Mr. Waissman describes as a “coming-of-age tale,” is inspired by actual events, and takes place in Paris between 1939 and 1945: Josephine Baker is queen of the Paris music halls, involved in a liaison with Crown Prince Gustav VI of Sweden and secretly serving her adopted country in the French Resistance. Her heroic work during the war brings her the self-worth she so vainly sought in fame, money and the arms of royalty.

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