The new musical, Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em, could be coming to a city near you sooner than you think.
Musicals have had a huge impact in Entertainment for decades- look at The Wiz. Now, though, we get to see some of Hip Hop’s and R&B’s faces in a new element. This musical, Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em is based on the book, Thugs and The Women Who Love Them, by Wahida Clark. Additionally, according to BET, Clark is a “New York Times best selling author”. Further, though the 2005 book inspired the upcoming musical, the music featured within will all come from the different Artists’ discography that have been cast in the production.
The cast includes Boosie BadAzz, K. Michelle, Ray J., Karlie Redd, and Lyfe Jennings. Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em will even feature Jamal Woolard (Notorious). The story follows women that have “to choose between the men they love and the life they want”.
On top of all this, the musical will be directed by Melvin Childs. Childs also reconditioned Love Jones with Love Jones: The Musical. The Love Jones musical was another star-studded cast with MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michelle, and other acclaimed Artists all gracing the stage.
The Thugs and The Women Who Love ‘Em national tour starts next month.
Check out the dates below to see when you could catch the show in your city:
Oakland, CA: October 3 & 5 Paramount Theatre
Sacramento, CA: October 6 Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA: October 7& 8 Dolby Theatre
Atlanta, GA: October 14-15 Fox Theatre
Detroit, MI: October 21-22 Fox Theatre
Dallas, TX: October 27-29 Dallas Music Hall
Houston, TX: November 4-5 Smart Financial Centre
Chicago, IL: November 10-12 Arie Crown Theatre
New York, NY: November 17-19 Kings Theatre
Philadelphia, PA: November 22 Liacouras Center
Baltimore, MD: November 24-26 Lyric Opera House