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Alicia Keys' Produced STICK FLY to Close on Broadway February 26, 2012

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STICK FLY, the hit Broadway play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon, will play its final performance at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street) on Sunday, February 26, 2012 after 24 previews and 92 regular performances.

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.

In the show, "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."

The creative team for STICK FLY includes Alicia Keys (Original Music), 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.

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