Jacqui Cross Is Mahalia Jackson in FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA from RKJB Entertainment in February 2017
FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA tells the story of white writer Julie Ann Mathews who traveled in 1965 from Alabama to Illinois to get a rare interview with gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. This gospel spirited musical is filled with some of Mahalia Jackson's greatest hits like "How I Got Over", "Precious Lord Take My Hand", "Didn't It Rain" and many more! FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA received a Broadway World nomination last season for best writing of an original work in its workshop production.
FOR THE LOVE OF MAHALIA will be directed by Roger Thomas with Music Direction by Mattie Robinson.
Costumes Designed by Veronica Prior. Opening in February 2017, exact dates and venue to be announced soon.
Mahalia Jackson - Jacqui Cross
Julie Ann Mathews - Marett Hanes
Lilly Mathews - Linda Myers
Corretta Scott King - Timeca Seretti
Martin Luther King Jr. - Robert King Jr.
Ralph Albernathy - Jeremy Rashad Brown
Mr. Banks - Frank Benge
Charlite Brooks, Juvonte Fowler, Myke Johnson, Ciera Wilson, Erma Morgan,
Charlese Denise Holliday,
Coming Later This Season from RKJB Entertainment:
Steel Magnolias May 2017
Children's Summer Musical Workshop June - July 2017
Back To The Bayou Fundraiser Event August 2017
Death By Chocolate September 2017
Christmas On Ebony Street December 2017