The Boy Is Mine hitmaker will take on the role of sexy murderess Roxie Hart at the Ambassador Theatre from 28 April (15) for a limited eight-week run.

Brandy is the latest big name to headline the New York production - country singer Jennifer Nettles is nearing the end of her two-month engagement, while Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, Ashlee Simpson and former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams have all previously graced the Big Apple stage as Hart.