Alicia Keys is ready to take on Broadway. The Grammy-winning songstress promoted Stick Fly, the play she produced, at a photo call at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City’s Times Square today. Alicia posed with the playwright Lydia R. Diamond, director Kenny Leon, and the cast which includes actors Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Mekhi Phifer.
In addition to producing, Alicia also composed original music for the production. “As someone who walked up and down this boulevard as a young girl, I cannot describe the thrill of having the opportunity of composing songs for a Broadway show,” she stated. “It’s honestly been a dream come true. I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I’m so excited to be a part of the emotional journey this show will take audiences on.”
The play is centered around an affluent African-American family who gathers at their summer home in Martha’s Vineyard. But a relaxing weekend takes an unexpected turn when two sons bring their girlfriends home to meet their parents for the first time.
Stick Fly opens December 8 on Broadway, with limited previews at the Cort Theatre starting November 18.