The short run of playwright Lydia Diamond’s Broadway play “Stick Fly” earlier this year is having a second chance to be seen by those who couldn’t make it to NYC to see the production: it’s coming to your TV screens.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the theatrical drama has been picked up by HBO to be adapted into an hour-long special. Executive-produced by Alicia Keys and Tony award-winner Nelle Nugent, the critically-acclaimed drama focuses on an African American family’s weekend in Martha’s Vineyard as they deal with revelations of betrayal, and class and racial prejudice, much in the tradition of August Wilson (Fences) and Lorraine Hansberry’s (A Raisin in the Sun) classics.
Keys described the all-African American-casted play as being relatable for everyone. “I know it will touch audiences who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house,” she said during “Stick Fly’s” initial Broadway run.
Keys wrote the musical compositions for the production’s scene changes and interludes, so it seems likely the musical pieces will be featured in HBO’s version, but it’s currently unconfirmed. Also unconfirmed is the return of the stage cast (including Ruben Santiago-Hudson, DulÃ© Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Condola Rashad) to the small screen.
In related news, Keys recently performed her new single “Brand New Me” while appearing on “The View.” Check out the video below.
Alicia Keys and Lydia Diamond’s Broadway production, ‘Stick Fly’ is coming to HBO! After its triumphant run on the Great White Way, fans of this dynamic duo can now enjoy their award-winning show in the comfort of their own homes. This hilarious and heartfelt comedy has something for everyone – from laughter to tears – it’s an emotional rollercoaster that will keep you engaged to the very end. Get ready for a night of entertainment that you won’t soon forget; Alicia and Lydia have created something truly special here!
The story follows two brothers as they bring home their respective partners for a weekend at their family estate in Martha’s Vineyard. As secrets are revealed about each character, tensions rise amongst them all, ultimately leading to some heartwarming revelations by the third act. With stellar performances from Kelly AuCoin (as Kent), Rosie Benton (as Taylor) and Dulé Hill (as Flip), there’s never a dull moment in ‘Stick Fly’. And with direction from Kenny Leon and music by Alicia Keys herself, audiences are guaranteed to be thoroughly entertained throughout.
So don’t miss out: mark your calendars now for when ‘Stick Fly’ comes to HBO! You’ll be glad you did – it promises to be one unforgettable evening with these two powerhouses of theater writing and directing.
Overview Of ‘Stick Fly’
Stick Fly is an upcoming HBO production that combines the talents of Alicia Keys and Lydia Diamond. This Broadway hit centers around a wealthy African-American family gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for two very different occasions: to meet one son’s fiancée, and also to deal with secrets they have kept hidden from each other.
The story follows three adult siblings who all have their own lives and agendas—a doctor, a struggling writer, and an investment banker—as well as their parents, whose seemingly perfect marriage masks complex issues of its own. As everyone gathers together over the weekend, tensions rise between them while these deep-seated issues are revealed. It becomes clear that this leisurely summer vacation has become a much more serious matter than anyone expected.
While Stick Fly focuses on race relations within families, it sheds light on many universal themes such as love, identity, loyalty, ambition, class differences and understanding where you come from. With its powerhouse cast which includes Dule Hill (West Wing), Mekhi Phifer (ER) Tracie Thoms (Rent) and Dulé Hill (Psych), this adaptation will be sure to captivate audiences with its moving storyline.
Hbo’s Adaptation Of The Play
Stick Fly is set to make its big-screen debut through HBO this summer. The network has worked hard to bring the play’s powerful story and characters alive for television audiences, thanks in part to the involvement of both Alicia Keys and Lydia Diamond as executive producers.
The cast features some of today’s most talented actors, including Dule Hill (West Wing), Mekhi Phifer (ER) Tracie Thoms (Rent) and Dulé Hill (Psych). They each bring their own unique energy to their respective roles that will help viewers connect with the characters on a deeper level. With an impressive soundtrack featuring original music from Alicia Keys, Stick Fly promises to be a must-watch event for anyone who enjoys thoughtful drama or great music.
HBO’s adaptation of Stick Fly captures the essence of what made this stage production so successful—a compelling script full of complex relationships between family members, combined with heartfelt performances by an all-star cast. It showcases themes everyone can relate to while providing thought-provoking entertainment that keeps viewers engaged until the very end.
The anticipation for ‘Stick Fly’ continues to build as the HBO adaptation approaches. For Alicia Keys and Lydia Diamond, this is a major milestone that brings their work to an even wider audience. They have put so much of themselves into creating this meaningful story, and it’s finally coming to fruition.
I’m sure I’m not alone in being incredibly excited for what’s to come from this production. It has all the makings of something truly special – two talented creators at its helm, a timely subject matter, and now an opportunity to be seen by millions on one of TV’s most prestigious networks. There are no doubts that ‘Stick Fly’ will leave a lasting impression with viewers everywhere.
It’ll be inspiring to see how Alicia Keys and Lydia Diamond take advantage of this incredible platform they’ve been given. As we get closer to the release date, I can’t help but feel hopeful that we’re about to witness something groundbreaking and thought-provoking unfold before us. We won’t know until then exactly how powerful ‘Stick Fly’ really is, but there’s no doubt that it will make waves when it arrives on our screens soon!