Opening night was last week Thursday, and overall reactions from those I know who’ve seen it has been all positive (with a few criticisms). So, if you’re in NYC, and can afford the price of admission, you should see it!
Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Emmy nominee Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad all star in Lydia R. Diamond’s play Stick Fly, which Alicia Keys is producing, along with long-time Tyler Perry producer, Reuben Cannon, in a production directed by Kenny Leon (The Mountaintop, Fences).
A quick recap… Stick Fly “chronicles the interactions and revelations within a well-to-do black family at its home in Martha’s Vineyard.”
A longer description:
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.
You can purchase tickets via the play’s website at www.StickFlyBroadway.com.
Watch footage from last week’s opening night festivities, which also includes glimpses of the cast in action on stage.