BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – Brian Jordan Jr., who plays Maurice in Tyler Perry’s hit television series “Sistas”, returns to Baton Rouge to produce his new musical, RILEY.
The musical follows the story of a young man’s experience at a historically black college and university. Jordan says the story features the real-life impacts of HBCUs in African American communities, which recently gained national attention thanks to celebrities like Beyonce and Lizzo.
“The first show I did was on the University of the South campus. I grew up down the street from the University of the South. And I went to Southern University Lab school, and it’s been such an integral and integral part of my life, shaping who I am. And I just think the world needs to know that, ”Jordan said.
Jordan says he hopes to bring Riley to Broadway, but he says it’s important for him to seek out talent from his hometown and the home of one of the biggest HBCUs, Southern University.
“This show is set in Louisiana, so I think the first voices I wanted to hear the songs sing, I wanted to hear responding to as an audience were voices from Louisiana who understand the customs, traditions and ideas of the world of show, ”Jordan said.
For more information on audition times and available roles, visit rileythemusical.com. The musical will take place at the Manship Theater in downtown Baton Rouge on July 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.
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