MC Lyte Lands Role in ‘Love Jones’ Musical
MC Lyte has landed a role in the stage adaptation of the popular urban romantic drama Love Jones.
The cast was recently announced with Lyte posting an ad for the upcoming play on her Instagram page. The rap vet will be joined on the cast by talented singers Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister and Raheem DeVaughn. The stage play is written and directed by Theodore Witcher who wrote and directed the theatrical version as well.
The original debuted in theaters in March of 1997 and starred Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington and Lisa Nicole Carson. Though it did not do well at the box office, it has reached somewhat cult classic status in the years since its release.
Lyte is no stranger to being in front of the camera as she has had a number of TV spots over the years on shows like In Living Color, Moesha, Cousin Skeeter and New York Undercover.
This isn't Lyte's first time stepping into stage acting either. In 1991 she starred in an off-Broadway play titled Club Twelve alongside Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Lisa Nicole Carson. Her film debut came in 1993 on the movie Fly by Night. She has since captured roles in A Luv Tale (1999), Train Ride (2000), Civil Brand (2002) and Playa's Ball (2003).
Most recently she has lent her voiceover talents to brands like BET, Starz network, Tide, AT&T, the National Urban League and more.
Love Jones comes to a stage near you, this fall.
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