Black-ish creator, Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams are teaming up to bring some blackness to Broadway.
The two industry geniuses have recently announced they will be creating a stage musical about Juneteenth—the black Independence Day—and last official day of slavery. The musical will include portrayals of when General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas to inform slaves & slave owners the Civil War had ended, and President Lincoln freed the slaves two years earlier.
Barris will write the script and Pharrell will compose the music for the production. Peter Saji has been chosen to produce the project.
At this current time, a minimum amount of information on the production have been announced—however, it has been said the musical will be focused on two African American families—one in present time and the other during the Civil War.
Hopefully, this production will be well received and help educate the masses on how significant that day really was to black people.
We shall see.
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