Alicia Keys Adds Broadway Producer to Her Resume

10:19 AM PST 06/28/2011 by Sophie Schillaci
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The singer will help produce Lydia R. Diamond’s “Stick Fly” this fall.

Alicia Keys is headed to Broadway, but she won’t be flexing her vocal chords on stage. The “No One” singer has signed on to serve as a producer for the Lydia R. Diamond play Stick Fly.

“I’m so passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment,” Keys says in a statement. “I know it will touch all audiences who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.”

The show is a contemporary comedy, which tells the story of a well-to-do black family on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. The insecurities of each character gradually come to light throughout the course of the show.

Directed by Kenny Leon, whose credits include A Raisin in the Sun and Radio Golf, the production will open at the Lyceum Theatere on 45th street December 8th. It will begin initial performances November 18th.

Keys isn’t the first artist to lend her hand to producing a Broadway spectacle. In 2009, Jay-Z and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith contributed their talents to a show about Afrobeat artist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, titled Fela!.

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