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STAGE TUBE: Alicia Keys Talks STICK FLY on GMA

STICK FLY, written by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Kenny Leon, and produced and with original music by Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, was featured this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America." Host Robin Roberts visited Alicia Keys and the cast at the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street) to talk about this exciting new production that opened last week. Click here to watch the full interview. STICK FLY producers also announced today that a new block of tickets has been made available for purchase. The show is now on sale through February 28th.

Alicia Keys just stopped by 'Good Morning America,' where she chatted about making her producing debut with the show. Click below to check it out!

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 Associates (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.

Tickets for STICK FLY are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 , (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area, online at Telecharge.com or in person at the Cort Theatre box office (138 West 48th Street). Box office hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tickets on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday range in price from $35 to $121.50. Tickets on Friday, Saturday & Sunday range in price from $35 to $131.50.

 

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