Classic urban romantic drama ‘Love Jones’ [Larenz Tate/Nia Long] is finding new life via a musical adaptation.
Helmed by the writer and director of the 1997 theatrical version, Theodore Witcher, the touring stage version is set to kick off this fall and feature a list of some of R&B’s most celebrated acts including Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, and more.
“The cast was recently announced with MC Lyte posting an ad for the upcoming play on her Instagram page. The rap vet will be joined on the cast by talented singers Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister and Raheem DeVaughn.
The original debuted in theaters in March of 1997 and starred Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington and Lisa Nicole Carson. Though it did not do well at the box office, it has reached somewhat cult classic status in the years since its release.”
Check out the original’s trailer below if you are
too young to know about unfamiliar with the cult classic ‘Love Jones’: