Aida's Toni Braxton Has TV Weekend

News   Aida's Toni Braxton Has TV Weekend Toni Braxton — the current title player of Disney's Aida — has scheduled two television appearances for the upcoming weekend.

Braxton, who made her Broadway debut in another Disney hit, Beauty and the Beast, will appear live on FOX-TV's "Good Day New York" on Friday, Sept. 5. Braxton's appearance is scheduled for 8:45 AM ET. The Grammy-winning singer will also sit down for a chat on NBC-TV's "Weekend Today in New York" on Saturday, Sept. 6. That program airs at 9 AM ET. Check local listings. Six-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton joined the company of Aida June 30. Two other stars joined the cast of the long-running musical that day as well: Will Chase as Radames, the Egyptian captain in love with the Nubian princess; and Mandy Gonzalez as Amneris. Braxton's last performance is scheduled for Nov. 16.

Aida — at the Palace Theatre — features a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang, sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Natasha Katz, choreography by Wayne Cilento and direction by Robert Falls. The Palace Theatre is located at Broadway and 47th Street, and tickets are available by calling the Disney hotline, (212) 307-4747. A Dutch language production of Aida opened in Amsterdam in the fall of 2001, and a touring company is currently making its way across the country.