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Alicia Keys & "Stick Fly" Cast Celebrate OPENING NIGHT

Executive Producer Alicia Keys made her grand opening last night for the Broadway production of "Stick Fly."  Check out the cast and celeb friends who all came out to support inside...

It was opening night for a fabulous production at the Cort Theater last night in Manhattan.  "Stick Fly" is an original story, written by Lydia Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon (both YBF folks), about the multiple layers of classism, racism, sexism, and family secrets.

Mini-review sidebar: I attended Monday night while the production was still in previews, and it was FANTASTIC.  Surprisingly one of the best modern productions we've seen.  Alicia supervised the perfectly fitting original score for the production and the cast members were at the top of their game.  Such a good story that isn't talked about much in the black community--how education and socioeconomic status can separate us so much from each other and cause intra-racial prejudices.  And the insecurities that living in an integrated society can cause.  All that, paired with family drama and secrets against a richly decorated set and a Martha's Vineyard family background makes for an amazing play. I'm passionate about FABULOUS work when I see it, so excuse the gushing and go see it for yourselves.

 

Swizzy was on hand of course to support his wife Alicia last night:

Male lead Dule Hill, who plays the writer son of a neurosurgeon, made his way to the Copacabana afterparty:

Fellow Broadway artist Angela Bassett, who is currently starring in "The Mountaintop," made her way to the afterparty.  She was also there Monday night as well.

Cast member Mekhi Phifer, who plays a plastic surgeon and Dule's brother, did a fantastic job.  And looks damn good these days.

Taraji stopped by to support the cast.  Hate the silver shoes though. 

Tracie Thoms, who plays the lead female role, showed off her assets.

Definitely a must-see.

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I saw this on Tuesday night

I saw this on Tuesday night (the day before opening night) and it was AMAZING. I hope this gets great reviews.
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Loving Alicia and all the

Loving Alicia and all the moves she's making!!
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Taraji should have rocked

Taraji should have rocked some red pumps to match her lipstick or rocked all blk errthang! She looks smokin hawt from the ankles up! Luv that chick. This seems very good. Congrats to them all.
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I really want to not like

I really want to not like Alicia Keys cuz she a homewreckin hoe but then she keep making moves like this one... Why you had to be a hoe Keys... why?
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Taraj looks nice....the

Taraj looks nice....the shoes, not so good
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Taraji you already know. And chick needs to turn all the way around cause that ass is not cute.
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I hate Taraji shoes with that

I hate Taraji shoes with that Outfit,she should have wore Red or Blue shoes for a Pop of Color.
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At first I was like "Hate,

At first I was like "Hate, though? Is it that serious?" but then I went back to look at her shoes, and yeah, it is that serious.
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i want to go see it

i want to go see it
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i saw it two nights ago,

i saw it two nights ago, fabulous!
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how is that when opening

how is that when opening night was tonight? 0_o
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Condola Rashad parents

Condola Rashad parents Phylicia and Ahmad Rashad, Zoe Kravitz, Malik Yoba and Omar Benson Miller also attended yesterday evenings opening.
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I got my tix to see this play

I got my tix to see this play and the mountaintop during MLK weekend in NYC.... can't wait!!!!
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I am a HUGE theater buff and

I am a HUGE theater buff and hope this play makes it to Los Angeles - another goodie everyone must see is 'Fela' which is backed by Jay Z and Will and Jada. We must support quality black theatre because it matters.
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Alicia is doin' great things

Alicia is doin' great things so it's time for her wardrobe to do great things too. I need her to step her style game all the way up. Please and thank you!
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Yes!!! WE need more black

Yes!!! WE need more black plays, I will be attending....
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It's so inspiring to see

It's so inspiring to see black plays being brought to the light...going to purchase my ticket today!!
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Sounds interesting, they

Sounds interesting, they should turn this into a movie !
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I see Swizz has been putting

I see Swizz has been putting bleaching cream on his beak.
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still lame

still lame
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I saw this in DC as a stage

I saw this in DC as a stage play and it was AMAZING! I can only imagine how great the musical will be. Definitely a must see.
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I am so sick of the @$$

I am so sick of the @$$ shots, come on ladies keep it classy, no one wants to see that ole tired zipper in the back of that dress.
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Especially when your ass is

Especially when your ass is not that impressive to begin with. IJS
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There were other celebrities

There were other celebrities that attended last night: Gail King, Jaleel White, Spike Lee, Tracee Ellis Ross and Robin Roberts to name a few more.
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1. Why does Mekhi still have

1. Why does Mekhi still have the tag on the sleeve of his suit jacket?? His stylist needs to be fired b/c that is super embarassing. 2. Taraji...love her but she's wrong up and down for this outfit. TIGHTS?? Really? You're, as Wendy Williams would say, a woman of a certain age. You need to dress as such. A pair of wide leg trousers wouldve been so much better and classier. She clearly dressed her self that day And I'm not even going to go in on those hideous shoes she's wearing.
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PREGGERS WATCH for Mrs. Dean

PREGGERS WATCH for Mrs. Dean maybe????
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This play is great! I saw it

This play is great! I saw it in previews. It deals with family, race, dead beat dads, - definitely a must see!!!
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wish i could be there!

wish i could be there!
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First of all Nataasha please,

First of all Nataasha please, please get your facts straight before posting. Alicia Keys is the PRODUCER not. The Executive Producer. Exec Producers put their name and backing on the play Alicia is the PRODUCER of the play.
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The shoes!!! Good Lord what

The shoes!!! Good Lord what was she thinking!!! Anyway...I love Dulé Hill. Psych is one of my favorite shows!!
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I'm planning a theater trip

I'm planning a theater trip with my parents and my hubby to check out Stick Fly and The Mountaintop in January. There is also a revival of Porgy and Bess in the works for early next year with Audra McDonald. I love theater, and it's extra exciting to see our own working and making big moves in the Broadway arena.
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I have my ticket for

I have my ticket for tomorrow. I can't wait. I wanted to go yesterday but it was sold out.
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Alicia looks beautiful and

Alicia looks beautiful and Taraji looks great minus the shoes. Stick Fly looks very interesting and I hope I get to see it when I'm in NYC.
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Alicia looks beautiful and

Alicia looks beautiful and Taraji looks great minus the shoes. Stick Fly looks very interesting and I hope I get to see it when I'm in NYC.
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Taraji looked great--till you

Taraji looked great--till you pan down to her shoes--it's like WTF??
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Cool.

Cool.
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