An Evening With Phyllis Hyman, an Off-Broadway musical about the life of the singer-songwriter, has added three additional performances due to popular demand. Mighty Real and Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Jacqueline B. Arnold embodies Hyman, with performances set to take place this winter at The Actor’s Temple Theatre in New York.
An Evening With Phyllis Hyman will play January 28–February 5. The show, written by Kendrell Bowman and Anthony Wayne, and directed by Bowman, chronicles the inspirational life and career of Hyman.
Hyman starred on Broadway in the 1981 musical Sophisticated Ladies, earning her a Tony Award nomination. Throughout the 1970s and 90s, she recorded numerous soul and R&B albums, with hits that included “You Know How to Love Me,” and “Don’t Wanna Change the World.” Hyman battled with bipolar depression and passed away in 1995 from an overdose.
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.
Take a sneak peek at production photos below:
Take a Sneak Peek at An Evening with Phyllis Hyman
The Off-Broadway production will also feature Enga Davis and Larry Hendricks (singers), and Lamont Brown and Michael Everett (dancers). The 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).
The show will have musical direction by Alonzo Harris (Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical) and choreography by DeWitt Fleming, Jr. Costume design will be 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.
The Actor’s Temple Theatre is located at 339 West 47th Street, New York. Tickets are now available online at PhyllisHymanShow.com.