Love Makes Things Happen, a compilation of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds hitsset in the midst of an office romance, makes its New York debut at the Beacon Theatre June 10-16. The touring production, directed by David E. Talbert, has already made stops in Chicago and Los Angeles and will conclude in Washington, DC June 18-23.
Dawn Robinson of En Vogue stars as Sheila Carter, a tough-talking, well paid executive who finds herself at the end of one romantic relationship and in tight quarters in the office elevator with a new possible beau. He's Chauncy Brown (played by Babyface's brother, Kevon Edmonds) and he works in the mailroom for $6 an hour. Sheila has to make a decision - can she love the perfect man, even if he only makes minimum wage? Some of the show's hits include "It Hurts Like Hell," "Superwoman," "End of the Road," "Ready or Not," "Soon as I Get Home," the title tune and a new song, "I Just Met Heaven."
Babyface's singing, songwriting and producing careers have earned him 10 Grammy Awards, 119 Top-10 R&B and Pop hits, nearly 50 #1 R&B hits and 51 Top-10 Pop hits, including sixteen number 1's.David Talbert wrote Love Makes Things Happen with Babyface. His credits include His Woman, His Wife, Mr. Right Now and The Fabric of a Man.
Also in the cast are Joe Torry and SWV's Coko. Torry appeared in "Poetic Justice" and on "Def Comedy Jam."