After touring across America, the musical adaptation of the beloved film Set it Off comes to New York stages this month
The musical version of Set It Off will be coming to Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre this April 28th and 29th on a tour across the US. Directed by Je’caryous Johnson, the musical, which is based on the 1996 movie of the same name, will be hitting the stage with an all-star cast. Doctor Dolittle series star Kyla Pratt, acclaimed rapper Da Brat, actress and musical artist Demetria McKinney and Grammy winner Letoya Luckett headline the show, which promises to be a fun time at the theater. The film, which starred Queen Latifah, Jeaa Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise, followed four women who plot and stage a bank robbery in Los Angeles for a variety of reasons.
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Critics have hailed it as one of the most “extravagantly action packed,” “excitingly staged, engaging and impressive” movies of all time with “intense heist sequences.” It is the movie SET IT OFF. Now, the movie has been adapted for the stage and will be premiering in the New York area on April 28th – 29th at the Kings Theater, 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226. The tour recently kicked off to multiple SOLD OUT performances in both Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Tickets are ON SALE NOW for this engagement. For more information, go to jecaryous.com.
The stage adaptation of SET IT OFF is written, directed and produced by Je’Caryous Johnson. To date, Johnson has toured over 20 stage play productions to sold-out crowds and written over 36 plays. SET IT OFF will be Johnson’s second time adapting a legendary urban hit movie. This past fall, he launched Two Can Play That Game for the stage, which starred Vivica A. Fox.
SET IT OFF was released in theatres nationwide on November 6, 1996. SET IT OFF was based upon the screenplay by Takashi Bufford. It boasted one of the most superb casts ever assembled in a movie – Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett Smith and Kimberly Elise as well as an equally powerful, platinum selling, chart-topping, cut straight to heart musical soundtrack. Songs from hit makers like En Vogue, Brandy, Tamia, Bone, Thugs-n-Harmony, Busta Rhymes and Goodie Mob to legendary music icons like Gladys Knight and Chaka Khan were all featured on the SET IT OFF soundtrack. For its time and even today, the movie and music was a black culture phenomenon.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster, so grab them before it’s too late!