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Toni Braxton with Special Guests SWV

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In September 1998, Braxton made history by becoming the first black actress to play Belle in a Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast. The musical, which featured a song written specifically for Braxton, was a huge success.  

She went on to pursue other types of performance work, including a Las Vegas residency, Toni Braxton: Revealed, from 2006 into 2008. Later that year, she competed on the hit dance-competition show Dancing with the Stars.

After a brief retirement, Braxton returned triumphantly to the music scene in 2014 with a studio album with longtime collaborator Babyface. The R&B/adult contemporary-styled Love, Marriage & Divorce earned the pair a Grammy in 2015 for Best R&B Album.

Braxton is visiting Irving in 2019 for her Long As I Live Tour.