Love Jones The Musical Coming to Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY
One of the most classic movies of the late 1990’s was the romantic drama, “Love Jones”, starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long. Brilliantly written and directed by Theodore Witcher, the movie is set in Chicago and tells the story of a young, African American, college-educated couple attempting to navigate its way through a new relationship.
Darius Lovehall, portrayed by Tate, is a talented up-and-coming poet and novelist. Nina Mosley, portrayed by Long, is a beautiful young aspiring photographer. The two meet at an upscale jazz and poetry lounge where Darius recites one of his poems in Nina’s honor during open-mic. Their mutual attraction results in a brief courtship after which they fall in love. However, pride and insecurities plague the relationship which travels many twists and turns along its journey. Love Jones received critical acclaim and was considered one of the greatest love stories of the 90s.
On Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd, the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York and SJ Presents revisits the classic film as “Love Jones The Musical” hits the stage. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the film’s debut, the stage adaptation features an all-star cast including R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop greats Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem DeVaughn and the legendary MC Lyte.
The play was written by Timothy Allen Smith, directed by Zadia Ife and produced by Melvin Childs with the original writer/director, Witcher, serving as consulting producer. The production stays true to the original iconic story about love, passion, betrayal and heartache but retells it through familiar hits by the cast members as well as original songs.
This is a must-see event, not only for those who loved the original film, but also for anyone who will experience “Love Jones” for the very first time. The story, the acting, the music, the poetry, the passion….all of it is destined to set the theatre on fire and you do not want to miss the excitement. Get your tickets now!!!
Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets available at www.Ticketmaster.com and the Box Office: 800.745.3000