Alicia Keys - Broadway Job Is 'Dream Come True' For New Yorker Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys' upcoming stint as a Broadway producer is a "dream come true" for the R&B superstar - because she used to gaze at the theatre lights from her New York home as a child.
The singer, who was raised in the Manhattan district of Hell's Kitchen, has signed on to produce Stick Fly, a play written by Lydia R. Diamond.
The story revolves around an African-American family at their vacation home in the picturesque retreat of Martha's Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts, and Keys can't wait for fans to see the work which has captured her heart.
In a blog post on her website, she writes, "Sometimes you come across that rare piece of art that gets to you - that takes you to a different place, and opens your eyes and your heart to a new horizon. For me, Stick Fly is that piece of art.
"Stick Fly is an incredible, moving and hilarious play, that I'm so honoured and excited to help bring to Broadway this winter."
And Keys reveals her passion for Broadway is one she shares with her beloved mum, Teresa Augello.
She continues, "My mother's greatest passion is the theatre and she introduced it to me very early in my life. I grew up right next to Broadway - I could see the glittering lights from our apartment. To produce a play like this is a dream come true for me. And to have the chance to share this play with an audience, night after night, in a beautiful theatre, on the streets that I walked everyday as a kid with only 'a pocket full of dreams'... can only be described as modern-day magic.
"I hope if you're in Nyc this winter, you'll have the chance to experience Stick Fly, and that it moves you as much as did me."
Stick Fly, which first premiered in Chicago, Illinois in 2005, is due to begin previews on 18 November (11) at the Lyceum Theatre.
Keys isn't the first star to work on Broadway - her Empire State of Mind collaborator, rap superstar Jay Z, is one of the producers of hit musical Fela!.


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