PHOTO CALL: Producer Alicia Keys and Cast of Stick Fly Meet the Press

News   PHOTO CALL: Producer Alicia Keys and Cast of Stick Fly Meet the Press
The Broadway cast of Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, produced by Alicia Keys, greeted the press with an Oct. 20 photo op.

Tony-nominated director Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun) directs Stick Fly, which will begin previews Nov. 18 at the Cort Theatre towards a Dec. 8 Broadway opening. The play centers on a family gathering at the home of an affluent African-American family on Martha's Vineyard.

The cast includes Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean, Jelly's Last Jam, Lackawanna Blues) as wealthy family patriarch Joe LeVay, alongside Emmy nominee Dulé Hill ("Psych," "The West Wing") and Mekhi Phifer ("ER," "8 Mile") as his sons Kent and Flip, respectively. Tracie Thoms (Rent, The Exonerated "The Devil Wears Prada") will play Taylor, Kent's fiancée, and Condola Rashad (Ruined, "The Good Wife") is cast as the maid, Cheryl. Rosie Benton (Temporal Powers) will play Flip's white girlfriend, Kimber.

Here's a look at the morning meet and greet:

According to producers, "It was supposed to be a relaxing weekend at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard… until the baggage got unpacked. Set at the elegant summer home of the well-to-do LeVay family, Stick Fly begins when two adult sons bring their significant others (one a fiancée, the other a new girlfriend) home to meet their parents for the first time. Soon, secrets are revealed, civilities are dropped and identities are explored in a harsh new light. Race and rivalry, class and family, all come together for an explosive comedy of manners about today’s complex world."

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