- Michelle Darrisaw
Maya Angelou's Life Story Is Heading to Broadway
Via The Oprah Magazine The phenomenal woman's legacy is being adapted for the stage.
By Michelle Darrisaw Apr 11, 2019
Just as she wrote in her beloved 1995 poem, Maya Angelou is the definition of a phenomenal woman. And soon, Broadway will bring the famed poet's words and life story to the stage in 2021 for the aptly-titled, one-woman show, Phenomenal Woman: An Evening With Maya Angelou.
On Wednesday, April 10, Angelou's son, Guy Johnson, issued a statement that the production is currently in the works and will draw from the late literary icon's various "writings, along with some private musings that have never before been made public."
"My mother lived an extraordinary life," said Johnson, who is also creatively involved in the show as a producer. "She brought a sense of passion to living and invested herself wholly in it. What she wanted most was justice for all human beings, and the freedom to experience joy and laughter."
At this time, details are scarce about casting information, but Deadline reported that Phenomenal Woman is being developed and produced by David Michael Rich of Corstoria, LLC, and J. Todd Harris of Branded Pictures Entertainment.