Allen penned the book for the Brothers Grimm-inspired musical, which features a score by Academy Award-nominated composer James Ingram. The Brothers of the Knight, featuring a cast of young local talent, will be presented Dec. 11, 13, 14 and 18-20 at UCLA's Ralph Freud Playhouse. The Harlem-set musical, based on the fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," is described as an "exuberant musical [that] goes on a journey from rooftops to the Big Band Ballroom with the young Knight Brothers, who are forbidden to dance by their strict preacher father. They continue to sneak out night after night and the only clues to where they go are the torn-up shoes by their beds the next morning. When the sharp, sassy housekeeper with magical powers catches on to their secret, will she turn them in?"
Allen most recently directed the Broadway revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. A Tony nominee for her performances in the revivals of Sweet Charity and West Side Story, Allen won a Golden Globe and two Emmys for her role on "Fame."
Tickets are available by phoning (310) 825-2101 or by visiting Ticketmaster.
The Freud Playhouse is located at 10920 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.