Winning Gospel Musical Eyes 2015 Broadway Run
Ericka Nicole Malone Readies to Take ‘In Love with Tyrone’ to 42nd Street
Cincinnati, OH – September 10, 2014 – Playwright Ericka Nicole Malone is looking to take her popular Gospel Musical “In Love with Tyrone” to the Big Apple and is currently in talks with directors and producers to bring the touring show to Broadway for a run on the “Great White Way.” Malone has partnered with a famed New York City General Manager and Tony Award-winning Producer, who has produced past and current shows on Broadway.
Malone and her business team currently making plans to raise necessary capital, and are working to secure sponsorship support for the eyed $10 million Broadway production. Malone points to the high accomplishments of one of her personal favorites, “Motown: The Musical” which debuted in 2012 and is still running strong on Broadway and “A Raisin In The Sun” receiving four Tony Awards and a prestigious Theatre World Award this year.
“In Love with Tyrone” toured in 2012 and made stops throughout the Midwest and East Coast to rave reviews in 2012. The musical featured actress Robin Givens in the lead role as Danetta and Leon Robinson of The Five Heartbeats as lead of the male antagonist of the story, Sullivan. The musical is a story about a woman’s struggle to redefine herself after she is betrayed by her first love and best friend – her husband Tyrone. The urban contemporary, inspiring musical features eight original songs by Malone, including the hit single “Stay.”
“It’s amazing to be in a position where we’re even considering a run on Broadway,” Malone explained. “The show touches so many different types of audiences and the message is universal. It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s inspiring and uplifting and we’re thrilled to have an opportunity to bring this to arguably the largest stage in the world.”
And while additional funds for the proposed Broadway run are required, Malone says she has all the necessary pieces in place to deliver a winning performance at this level. “The show has been honed and perfected on the road, and the response from the audience and the media has been overwhelming. It’s a proven winner, and it’s time to bring it to life on Broadway,” Malone said.
About Ericka Nicole Malone
Greater Cincinnati resident Ericka Nicole Malone has written, directed and produced nice successful stage plays including “I Feel Like Praising Him” and “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down.” Her latest project and tenth stage play, “In Love With Tyrone” toured throughout 2012 and is eyeing a Broadway run. For additional information, visit http://www.InLoveWithTyrone.com.