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Keesha Sharp To Produce And Star In Eartha Kitt Biopic

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Actress Keesha Sharp (Marshall) has acquired the rights to the 2013 biography America’s Mistress: The Life and Times of Eartha Kitt. She along with her husband Brad Sharp, will develop it as a feature film starring her as Kitt.



Beyond their resemblance, I was pleased to find that Keesha Sharp has been expressing a desire to bring Kitt's life to screen since 2009.  Additionally, Sharp is musically gifted with a knowledge of multiple instruments ( piano, cello, and clarinet) and experience in musical theater.

When making the project announcement to Deadline, Sharp expressed her strong desire to play the role stating:
“Eartha Kitt was a force in the entertainment industry and an icon who opened doors for so many women, especially women of color during a time when it was not popular in America. Although I may have been compared to her in the past, I am passionate about bringing her story to life because everyone needs to know how incredible she was!
People don’t mention her in the sa…

Trailer: The Best of Enemies with Taraji P Henson

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We now have the trailer for The Best of Enemies.  We discussed the project and some of the previous adaptions previously
The Best of Enemies. The film stars Taraji P Henson as civil rights activist Ann Atwater. Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis (played by Sam Rockwell), a Ku Klux Klan leader over the issue of school integration, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina.  What do you think of the trailer?

Broadway dates set for Temptations musical 'Ain't Too Proud'

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Ain't Too Proud is an electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations.




Previews are scheduled to begin on February 28, 2019 with an opening set for March 21 at the  Imperial Theatre. Ain't Too Proud follows The Temptations from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Reviews for the musical have been overwhelming positive.
The  recent L.A. production of Ain't Too Proud starred Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams, James Harkness as Paul Williams, Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin, Jeremy Pope as Eddie Kendricks and Ephraim Sykes as David Ruffin. 

The Broadway casting will be confirmed at a later date.