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Alicia Keys Writing Music for Broadway Play

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Alicia Keys — Grammy winner, newcomer from a decade ago–has really spread her wings in showbiz. She’s now writing music for the new Broadway play “Stick Fly.” Keys had already signed on as a producer of the play by Lydia R. Diamond. “Stick Fly,” directed by Kenny Leon, stars Dulé Hill (“Psych,” “The West Wing”) as Kent “Spoon” Levay, Mekhi Phifer (“ER,” 8 Mile) as Flip Levay, Tracie Thoms (“Cold Case,” Rent) as Taylor, Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars, Lackawanna Blues) as Joe Levay, Rosie Benton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Accent on Youth) as Kimber and Condola Rashad (Ruined) as Cheryl.  Here’s Alicia’s official statement: “As someone who walked up and down this boulevard as a young girl, I cannot describe the thrill of having the opportunity of composing songs for a Broadway show. It’s honestly been a dream come true. I love the humor and humanity of Stick Fly, and I’m so excited to be a part of the emotional journey this show will take audiences on.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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