Why See Love Jones The Musical?
The new musical adaptation of the 1997 movie
Arguably one of the most celebrated black romance movies ever made, 1997's Love Jones will see a new incarnation as a stage musical, touring across the States this fall. Starring a host of top singers and acting talent including Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius and MC Lyte, this romantic musical drama is released in conjunction with the movie's 20th anniversary, which originally starred Nia Long and Larenz Tate.Love Jones will be sweeping into theater this fall, and hitting the DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, MI, Closed August 20, 2017
What is it about?
Having gained a cult following for its realistic portrayal of love and sex, Love Jones follows the journey of a couple called Darius and Nina, who meet at a poetry reading at an upscale bohemian nightclub. A mutual interest is sparked, and the two agree to a date; they sleep together afterwards, which throws the pair into turmoil. Nina is torn over Darius and her ex-boyfriend, whilst Darius is torn between keeping up a casual demeanor, or admitting his deepening love for Nina.
Performance date: 20 August 2017
Suitable for ages 13+
Cast and Creative
Original screenplay written by Theodore Witcher
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