REAL HOUSEWIFE Kandi Burruss to Present A MOTHER'S LOVE at Rialto Center for the Arts, 11/22-24
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker will present A MOTHER'S LOVE, a musical stage play based loosely on Kandi's rise to stardom in Xscape and the ongoing interference by her mother in her love life. A Mother's Love opens at the Rialto Center for the Arts (80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303) on Friday, November 22, 2013 and closes out on Sunday, November 24, 2013 for three nights with five shows including two matinees on November 23, 2013 and November 24, 2013. Ticket prices range from $55.00 - $75.00 and are available for purchase at kandionline.com and rialtocenter.org.
Kandi speaks on A Mother's Love, "Though things are exaggerated, you will see moments of my life in the musical. Writing A Mother's Love has been therapy for me in many ways. I've had to focus and not only co-write the script which is loosely about my life but have also written twenty (20) songs for the play in a very short amount of time which has allowed me to unload a lot of emotions inside of me."
While KANDI has the starring role in A MOTHER'S LOVE, she and TODD have enlisted the legendary chops of platinum-selling Eddie Levert of the O'Jays, Chandra Currelly of Tyler Perry's stage productions, the powerhouse vocalist Shirley Murdock who's hit single, "As We Lay," catapulted her to gold-selling status, platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Q Parker of 112, D. Woods formerly of Puffy's girl group Danity Kane, and Real Housewives of Atlanta cast mate, Porsha Stewart makes, her acting debut. Also a part of the play is popular social media personality Funky Dineva and V103's L-Breezy.
A Mother's Love is a story that captures the rollercoaster relationship between a mother and daughter. It depicts how tough it can be for a mother to let go and allow her daughter to make her own decisions when it comes to love. The story, which plays out over a week's time, chronicles the daughter's girl group as they prepare for a life changing performance. Will the mother finally respect her daughter's wishes to make her own decisions? Will the daughter choose to love the DREAMER, a man with potential who loves her and is working towards his dreams, or the PROVIDER, a man who in the eyes of her mother has accomplished his dreams and arrived. Will the mother be successful in pushing her into the arms of another man? Torn between accepting the life her daughter wants and forcing the life she thinks her daughter should have, this is A Mother' s Love.
Burruss is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter who resides in Atlanta with her eleven-year-old daughter, Riley and fiancé, Todd. A former member of the platinum-selling music group Xscape, Kandi earned a Grammy for her work on TLC's mega-hit "No Scrubs" and also wrote the number-one hits "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Bug A Boo" for Destiny's Child. In 2000, Kandi became the first African-American woman ever to win the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriter of the Year award. An entrepreneur at heart, Kandi served as a creator and executive producer of The Kandi Factory (Bravo), owns the boutiques TAGS & TAGS II in Atlanta while licensing the name across the country, she produces and stars on the hit online sex & relationship show Kandi Koated Nights and owns the award-winning adult luxury line, Bedroom Kandi, with consultants across the country. With an eye for star power, she has cultivated hits for numerous musicians including Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Pink, 'NSYNC, Usher and Whitney Houston. Kandi now embarks on the continuation of cultivating her dream by creating the musical stage play, A Mother's Love. Working alongside her fiancé Todd Tucker, with his expert experience in TV and Film production, along with the legendary and award-winning cast the musical stage play is sure to be a hit.
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