Fact:The Original Broadway Musical The Wiz Opened In 1975
This is a couple that we haven’t seen for a while. I remember a few months ago rumors were circulating that Ashanti was pregnant, and funny it doesn’t look like she’s pregnant to me. Nelly came out Opening Night to support his the leading lady, (playing Dorothy) in the The Wiz. I wasn’t sure if Ashanti could pull off a Dorothy, made famous on Broadway by Stephanie Mills, but I will say I’m interested. Although the reviews were mix, more like not that good, I think overall it’s worth supporting:
Review of Ashanti as Dorothy:
Like the revival itself, the over-the-title R&B diva is hit and miss—a mighty singer with a voice that soars, but a limited actress whose face registers apprehension, delight, anger, whatever, with scarcely a shift in expression.
Hence, Dorothy’s big number, “Home,” which can (and should) be a tear-jerking journey’s end to self-recognition, made for a dry-eyed finale.
According to Page Six, a New York club owner is upset with Beyonce after shelling out $300,000 to the pop singer for a contracted performance.
M2 owner Joey Morrissey agreed to pay the singer $200,000 for the gig, he says.
But on Wednesday, Beyoncé’s people suddenly pulled the plug on the performance, despite having signed a contract that had prompted Morrissey to spend $100,000 preparing for the show, according to the clubowner. “They said they were too busy with the launching of the tour and that they wouldn’t have time to do the kickoff party,” Morrissey tells Page Six.
To make up for the cancellation, Morrissey says Beyoncé offered to stop by the club “to hang out for an hour” on Sunday. He adds, “I mean, we sold tables for thousands of dollars for the show, and spent $100,000 renting a soundboard and other equipment, as per their stipulations. What good does her showing up for an hour do me? They’ve been totally unwilling to agree to another show.”
As a result, Morrissey says he’s now preparing to file suit against Beyoncé