New Dates And Discussion Series Added To STICK FLY
Due to popular demand, four new dates have been added to the discussion series with Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter and Broadway producer Alicia Keys following the STICK FLY performances on Saturday, January 7 at 8PM, Monday February 6 at 7PM, Thursday, February 16 at 7PM and Sunday, February 26 at 7:30PM at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). These discussions will also include members of the cast with special appearances by friends of Ms. Keys as moderators. Topics of these engaging discussions are far-ranging and have included music, class, race, politics and personal interpretations about the world of the LeVay family. STICK FLY is written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon.
“I love standing on stage with this incredible cast and talking to audiences after they experience the magic of seeing Stick Fly performed live,” says Ms. Keys. “I couldn't resist adding more dates to this discussion series and I look forward to keeping the conversation going! Come join me, I love seeing you and hearing your thoughts and questions!;-) "
The producers of STICK FLY are offering the public two easy ways to buy tickets at www.BroadwayOffers.com or by calling 212-947-8844. Use the code SFBX129 to purchase single tickets for 30% off, or use the code SFBX4PK to buy a four-pack with tickets 40% off. Ticket prices start at $35.
STICK FLY stars Dulé Hill (“Psych,” “The West Wing”) as Spoon (Kent) LeVay, Mekhi Phifer (“ER,” 8 Mile) as Flip (Harold) LeVay, Tracie Thoms (Rent, “Cold Case,” The Devil Wears Prada) as Taylor, Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars, Lackawanna Blues) as Joe Levay, Rosie Benton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Accent on Youth) as Kimber and Condola Rashad (Ruined) as Cheryl.
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.
In addition to Alicia Keys composing original music for the production, the creative team for STICK FLY includes David Gallo (Scenic Design), Reggie Ray (Costume Design), Beverly Emmons (Lighting Design) and Peter Fitzgerald (Sound Design).
STICK FLY is produced on Broadway by Nelle Nugent, Alicia Keys, Samuel Nappi, Reuben Cannon, Charles Salameno, Huntington Theatre Company, Dan Frishwasser, Catherine Schreiber, Jay H. Harris/Joseph Sirola, Daveed D. Frazier/Mark Thompson, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner/Rick Danzansky in association with Kenneth Teaton, Cato and Nicole June/Matthew and Shawna Watley, Howard Kagan, Eric Falkenstein.
STICK FLY was developed in a recent co-production last year between the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston and Arena Stage in Washington D.C. The play had its world premiere at Chicago’s Congo Square Theatre Company in 2006 and was subsequently performed at theatres including the McCarter Theatre in 2007 and the Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles in 2009. STICK FLY is the recipient of 2011 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Play and Best Director of a Drama (Kenny Leon); 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Production, Best Direction and Best Ensemble Performance; a 2010 LA Garland Award for Playwriting; a 2009 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Playwriting; and, the 2006 Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best New Play. It was also a 2008 Susan Blackburn Prize finalist and a nominee for the 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work.