A licia Keys is pushing into a new territory with her latest project, co-producing the Broadway premiere of the play “Stick Fly.” The critically acclaimed work by Lydia R. Diamond will open on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in December, with previews beginning on November 18. “This is a story that everybody can relate to,” said Alicia in a statement announcing her participation in the venture. “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.”
“Stick Fly” tells the story of the LeVays, an affluent black family gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home to spend a summer weekend together. 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 their parents. Food, drink and Trivial Pursuit tangle with class, race and identity politics in this contemporary comedy of manners. Casting has not yet been announced for the Broadway production.
The singer, who is re-release her debut album, “Songs in A Minor,” today as a special 10th anniversary deluxe collector’s edition, recently unveiled a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds in New York. Check out pictures below: