Singer Alicia Keys is adding Broadway composer to her resume.
Keys, already a multiple 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.”
Alicia Keys also serves as one of the show’s producers.