Wednesday, June 30, 2010
June 30: Braxton Walks Like An Egyptian
Singing 13 songs a night in Aida, Braxton was no stranger to Broadway musicals as 5 years earlier she had starred in Beauty and the Beast as Belle (a first for an African-American).
On this same evening at the Palace Theatre, Aida also debuted two other lead roles - Will Chase as Radames and Mandy Gonzales as Amneris. Braxton continued the role of Aida until November 16, 2003.
Grammy Award-winning Braxton first topped the Billboard 200 back in 1993 with her self-titled debut album.
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