Shadow and Act has learned that Grammy and Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry will star in Girls5eva, the upcoming Peacock comedy from Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino.
She will star alongside Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Emmy nominee and Broadway actress Sara Bareilles, who was previously announced.
Here’s the logline: When a one-hit-wonder girl group from the 90’s gets sampled by a young rapper, its members reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot. They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents, and shoulder pain, but can‘t they also be Girls5eva?
Goldsberry will star as Wickie, the glamorous, big-voiced, star of the group back in the day, Wickie’s solo career hit a ditch, but she’s determined to use this new opportunity to retake her rightful place as pop royalty.
“This wickedly talented team is creating something brave and new,” said Goldsberry in a statement received by Shadow and Act. “I’m grateful I get to be in the room with them. I honestly can’t think of a better way to transition out of this year and into the new one than laughing with strong and beautiful women.”
Most known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton on Broadway, she also recently starred in the film Waves and the Netflix series Altered Carbon.
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