Queen Latifah is eager to make her Broadway debut.
The actress/rapper has starred in a number roles that originated on Broadway, including Matron ‘Mama’ Morton in Chicago, The Wiz in The Wiz Live!, and Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray, but she has yet to find the perfect role to make her debut on the Great White Way.
Latifah reveals she was recently offered an opportunity to star in an unnamed stageshow which became a huge hit, but it wasn’t the right timing.
“There was a big production that was offered to me and it became very successful,” she told U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live! on Thursday (20Jul17). “It gained some Tony (Awards), but I couldn’t work it into my (schedule).”
Latifah is well aware of how tough a Broadway schedule can be, so she is prepared to devote as much time as required when she eventually books her big New York stage debut.
“I would love to do Broadway actually, but it just would have to be the right project,” she added. “I would just have to have the time. I’m very serious about Broadway, I’m not going to play around with that…”