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Lydia Diamond

HBO To Adapt Broadway Dramedy 'Stick Fly' With Alicia Keys Producing

Posted 12.18.2012 | TV

HBO is turning to Broadway for its latest inspiration -- having given a script commitment to Lydia Diamond's "Stick Fly," based on Diamond's criticall...

Broadway's Dazzling Diamond

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Lonna Saunders

Writing regionally produced plays for 20 years including The Bluest Eye, an adaptation of Nobel Prize winning Toni Morrison novel, Lydia Diamond is making her Broadway debut with Stick Fly.

Stage Brothers -- Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer in Stick Fly

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Stick Fly opened last week on Broadway -- produced by Alicia Keys, written by Lydia Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon -- to positively mixed reviews. I interviewed both Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer about their collaboration, the message of the play and what's next.

Interview: Playwright Katori Hall Reaches for King's Mountaintop

Lonna Saunders | Posted 12.10.2011 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

Playwright Katori Hall's new play Mountaintop pays tribute to Dr. King's last public appearance at Mason Temple in Memphis where he delivered his historic "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech.

Alicia Keys Producing Broadway Play

AP | BY MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — Alicia Keys is following Jay-Z and Will Smith into the world of Broadway producers. Keys, whose hits include "Fallin'" and "A Woman'...

Finding Neighbors

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

"Neighbors" has given rise to countless confusing discussions about race and about art. The play isn't necessarily great art, but it does tap into something raw.