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Alicia Keys to compose original music for Broadway's 'Stick Fly'

October 4, 2011 | 11:50 am


Alicia Keys is adding Broadway composer to her resume. The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is drafting original music for the upcoming play “Stick Fly,” representatives for the show announced  Tuesday.

“Stick Fly” focuses on an affluent African American family that has gathered for a weekend at its Martha's Vineyard home and stars Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Rosie Benton and Condola Rashad.

Tony-nominated direct Kenny Leon (“Fences,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) will direct the play, written by Lydia Diamond. "Stick Fly" begins previews Nov. 18 at the Cort Theatre and will open on Broadway on Dec. 8.

“This is a story that everybody can relate to,” Keys said in a statement. “I’m passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays black America in a way that we don’t often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house.”

Keys also serves as one of the show’s producers.

Check out the singer introducing the show after the jump.


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Photo: Alicia Keys performs at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept. 23. Credit: Christopher Polk /Getty Images for Clear Channel