Karen Clark Sheard to Star in Church Girl at the Beacon Theatre

News   Karen Clark Sheard to Star in Church Girl at the Beacon Theatre
Award-winning gospel singer Karen Clark Sheard will star in Church Girl, a new musical by Angela Barrow-Dunlap that will play the Beacon Theatre Nov. 16-21.

Reuben Yabuku will direct a cast that is also set to include Sean Blakemoore, A'ngela Winbush, Demetria McKinney, Drew Sidora, Wanda Nero-Butler, Gia Wyre and Teisha Lott. According to press notes, "Church Girl tells the story of Emily Franklin, the seemingly wholesome daughter of a prominent pastor, who is seduced by the charms of a worldly life. Emily is hiding a very shocking secret and like all things evil, it is festering. Emily has been working diligently to cover up the dark choices she has made, but when her secret is exposed, events take a dramatic turn and skeletons coming crashing out of her closet. Everyone wants to know what could push a quintessential church girl to turn her back on everything she has been taught. This uplifting new musical drama features soul-stirring gospel music, while it bravely peeks into a part of the entertainment world that has been, until now, considered taboo."

Barrow-Dunlap's other plays include If These Hips Could Talk, My Brother Marvin and Why Good Girls Like Bad Boyz.

The Beacon Theatre is located at 2124 Broadway. For tickets, visit beacontheatre.com.

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