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Photo Flash: First Look at Jacqueline B. Arnold in AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Off-Broadway

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, will play the final performances of its limited engagement this weekend, with shows on Saturday, February 4 at 8 pm and Sunday February 5 at 2 & 7 PM. AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman is performed at The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Scroll down for a first look at Jacqueline B. Arnold onstage!

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman, written by Kendrell Bowman and Anthony Wayne and directed by Mr. Bowman, stars Jacqueline B. Arnold (who appeared as Martha Wash in Mighty Real, as well as Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Broadway).

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman takes place during Ms. Hyman's final performance in Philadelphia, the night before her scheduled Apollo performance on the day she took her life. The intimate show brings to life the untold story of the life, career and music of the singer/songwriter and actress in her own words. With her sultry vocals, Ms. Arnold channels Hyman, taking the audience on an inspirational evening of joy and pain with no regrets.

Phyllis Hyman, born July 6, 1949, is known to the theater community for her acclaimed Broadway performance in the 1981 musical Sophisticated Ladies, which earned her a Theatre World Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, she recorded numerous Soul /R&B albums, and some of her singles include "You Know How to Love Me", "Living All Alone" and "Don't Wanna Change the World," and a cover of "Betcha By Golly Wow," among many others. Her film credits include Spike Lee's School Daze. Ms. Hyman, who suffered from bipolar depression, committed suicide by overdose on June 30, 1995.

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman features Enga Davis and Larry Hendricks (P/H Factor Singers), Lamont Brown and Michael Everett (dancers). The P/H Factor Band is comprised of James Cage (trumpet), DarNell Howard (drums), Ben Natti (guitar), Alex "Busby" Smith (bass), David Watson (saxophone, flute), and Alonzo Harris (keyboards).

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman has musical direction by Alonzo Harris (Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical) and choreography by DeWitt Fleming, Jr.

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman has costume design by Danielle "Dani Nichole" Eddins, lighting design by Stephanie P Freed, and sound design by J. Rafael Carlotto. Wig/hair design is by Porsche Waldo and make-up design is by Kaye Trueblood. Shakira Niles is the Production Stage Manager.

AN EVENING WITH Phyllis Hyman is presented by Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman / AnthonyKen LLC in association with Sheryl Lee Ralph & The DIVA Foundation and Reginald Van Lee.

Tickets, priced at $79.50 - $89.50-- with a limited number of premium seats priced at $99.50, are now available online at

Photo Credit: Lisa Pacino

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