Alicia Keys To Help Produce A Broadway Play
Since releasing her debut album, 'Songs In A Minor', 10 years ago, Alicia Keys has remained successful, winning awards, starring in films and her continued efforts to support charities. But the R&B singer will take her career in yet another direction as she will co-produce the Broadway play, 'Stick Fly'…
The work by Lydia R Diamond will open at the Lyceum Theatre on December 8, with previews starting on November 18. 'Stick Fly' is a comedy surrounding an affluent black family who come together for a weekend at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Alicia Keys said in a statement: “This is a story everyone 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.”
The play has been previously performed in Boston, Chicago and Washington DC. Alicia Keys is the latest star to enter the world of Broadway production. The 30-year-old follows in the footsteps of Jay-Z, Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who joined the producing team of the musical 'Fela!' in 2009.
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