Branching out! Good for her!
Alicia Keys is poised to make her Broadway producing debut with Lydia R. Diamond's debut play Stick Fly. After a bit of a tour, the show will be premiering on Broadway in the fall, starting previews of November 18th.
Stick Fly, according to producers, "follows the LeVays, an affluent African American family who come together to spend a summer weekend at their Martha’s Vineyard home. The adult sons, aspiring novelist Kent and golden boy plastic surgeon Flip, have each brought their respective ladies (one Black and one White) to meet the parents. Food, drink and Trivial Pursuit tangle with class, race and identity politics in this contemporary comedy of manners."
Alicia spoke highly of the production in her own statement, saying:
"This is a story that everybody can relate to. I'm passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don't often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house."
We wish you the best of luck with it, darling! Sounds like a powerful piece that will surely draw in the theater lovers and more than a handful of your fans!
Think U might check out the show once it hits the Great White Way???
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