Alicia Keys To Compose Music For Upcoming Broadway Play "Stick Fly"
Posted by Newson 10/04/2011 at 3:53 PM
Looks like there are even more reasons to head to Broadway this fall. After announcing her role as a producer for the upcoming Lydia R. Diamond play Stick Fly, starring Dulé Hill and Mekhi Phifer, Alicia Keys will now compose original music for the show. Except it’s not a musical. A rep for the production explained that audiences “should expect original music in the style of Alicia Keys that is used to help propel Lydia’s story along.” Director Kenny Leon used original compositions by Branford Marsalis in his revival of August Wilson’s Fences last year, so we’re hoping he can find an appropriate way to incorporate Keys’ musical contribution. “As someone who walked up and down this boulevard as a young girl, I cannot describe the thrill of having the opportunity of composing songs for a Broadway show,” Keys said in a statement. “I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I’m so excited to be a part of the emotional journey this show will take audiences on.” Though it’s likely serving as producer would be enough of an endorsement or draw for theatergoers who prefer their productions served with a side of A-list (see: Jay-Z, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s producing credits for 2009 musical Fela!). Watch Keys speak about her involvement with the show below.
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