Thursday, November 24, 2011

Broadway Opening Night: Stick Fly December 8

From a release:

Stick Fly on Broadway
Produced by Alicia Keys with Reuben Cannon & Nelle Nugent
Opening Night December 8, 2011


NEW YORK CITY - Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys with Reuben Cannon & Nelle Nugent present the Broadway premiere of Stick Fly, the critically-acclaimed new play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon.The first preview of Stick Fly opened on Broadway's Corte Theater on November 18 with a star studded opening night set for December 8, 2011.

ABOUT
It was a relaxing weekend on Martha’s Vineyard … until the baggage got unpacked.

Meet the LeVays.  When two adult sons independently choose to introduce their girlfriends to the parents on the same weekend, sibling rivalries flare, opinions clash, class distinctions divide and family secrets unravel.  Get your tickets now to STICK FLY, a wickedly funny, endlessly surprising new play by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Kenny Leon.

ALICIA KEYS, Producer: “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 audiences who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.”

KENNY LEON, Director:
“Stick Fly is one of those unique plays with a beauty that lies in its universality.  Lydia Diamond is a master storyteller, combining humor with intellect. Her reach is as great as my friend August Wilson – her poetry and the world of the characters may differ, but the results are the same: an evening full of laughter and hought that keeps us talking long after we’ve left the theater. I love plays where everyone can find themselves in the story on stage.”

LYDIA R. DIAMOND, Playwright, will make her Broadway debut with the premiere of Stick Fly. Her other work includes Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Stage Black and Harriet Jacobs. She is a faculty member of Boston University and has had her works produced across the country.

The play has been seen regionally at such theaters as the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and the Huntington Theater Company in Boston.

When it comes to family... you're stuck



Stick Fly on Broadway
Produced by Alicia Keys with Reuben Cannon & Nelle Nugent
Directed by Kenny Leon
Written by Lydia R. Diamond
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
Audience: May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast Members: Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Rosie Benton, Condola Rashad

Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street (Between 7th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
BUY TICKETS ONLINE or (212) 239-6200

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