John Legend To Produce Off-Broadway Play About Dick Gregory
March 25, 2016 at 6:46 AM (PT)
GRAMMY/OSCAR winner JOHN LEGEND has an Off-BROADWAY play in the works, reports NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
He and MIKE JACKSON will produce “TURN ME LOOSE”, a comedy-drama by GRETCHEN LAW about Comedian/Activist DICK GREGORY. LEGEND will also write a song for the play. SCANDAL’s JOE MORTON (Plays OLIVIA POPE’s father) will star as GREGORY who rose to fame in the 60’s as a standup comic whose act included his take on racism and bigotry.
LEGEND said in a statement, “People like DICK GREGORY show me what the definition of an artist is.” The show is set to open MAY 19th at the WESTSIDE THEATER.