alicia-keys_web.jpgNEW YORK — Not content simply to follow Jay-Z and Will Smith into the world of Broadway producers, Alicia Keys will also compose original music for the upcoming production of Stick Fly on the Great White Way.

Producers said Tuesday that the musician and singer, whose hits include Fallin and A Woman's Worth, will offer her songwriting to the play by Lydia R. Diamond. Performances begin Nov. 18 at the Cort Theatre.

The work is a contemporary comedy of manners revolving around an affluent black family whose insecurities gradually unravel during a vacation. The cast includes Dule Hill (Psych and The West Wing) and Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Keys already had signed on to help produce the work. Previously, Jay-Z, Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith helped produce the musical Fela!


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