R&B artists K. Michelle, Lyfe Jennings, Sevyn Streeter, Ray J along with rapper Boosie Badazz, Love and Hip Hop’s Karlie Redd, and Notorious actor Jamal Woolard will share the stage in a new hip hop musical called “Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em.”
Inspired by the 2005 New York Times bestselling book, “Thugs and The Women Who Love Them,” by author Wahida Clark, the stage production will debut on October 3rd in Oakland, California. The national tour will also make stops in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, before wrapping November 26th in Baltimore, MD.
The plot follows three own, Angel, Jaz, and Kyra, as they struggle to make a better life for themselves amid a world of sex, drugs, and brutal violence.
“Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em” is produced by Melvin Childs and directed by Zadia Ife. Announced artists will perform original songs from their catalog during the musical run.
Word of advisory: The show contains violence, harsh language, and adult content. Patrons under the age of 18 are not encouraged to attend.
“Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em” Dates:
Oakland, CA: October 3 & 5 Paramount Theatre
Sacramento, CA: October 6 Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA: October 7& 8 Dolby Theatre
Atlanta, GA: October 14-15 Fox Theatre
Detroit, MI: October 21-22 Fox Theatre
Dallas, TX: October 27-29 Dallas Music Hall
Houston, TX: November 4-5 Smart Financial Centre
Chicago, IL: November 10-12 Arie Crown Theatre
New York, NY: November 17-19 Kings Theatre
Philadelphia, PA: November 22 Liacouras Center
Baltimore, MD: November 24-26 Lyric Opera House
Visit melvinchildspresents.com for tickets.