Stick Fly was originally going to be Alicia Keys’ Broadway debut as a producer. Now it will also be her first show as a Broadway composer. (Too bad it’s already cast, or the triple threat songstress-producer-actress could be in it, as well.)
The show’s reps announced today that Keys is composing original music for Lydia R. Diamond’s family comedy, which has Kenny Leon at the helm. “It’s honestly been a dream come true,” says Keys in a statement. “I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I’m so excited to be a part of the emotional journey.” The play, about a well-to-do clan’s tumultuous summer gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home, stars Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson and opens December 8.