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HBO to Adapt Lydia Diamond's STICK FLY for Small Screen

Related: Stick Fly, Lydia Diamond, Alicia Keys, Nelle Nugent, HBO

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is adapting the Broadway play Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond, who will also write the script for the hourlong TV drama and executive produce with former collaborators Alicia Keys and Nelle Nugent.

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Keys produced and contributed the original music for the Broadway production. Nugent has won five Tony Awards for Dracula, The Elephant Man, Mornings at Seven, Amadeus and Nicholas Nickleby. In addition to Stick Fly, Diamond is also the author of The Gift Horse, The Bluest Eye and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

On Broadway, the show was billed as, "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 hit Broadway play by Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon, closed on February 26, 2012, and starred 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.

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