Gather your coins from now because the tale of a legend is making its way to Broadway. As a treat to fans of the late author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, according to her son Guy Johnson, a one-woman show about her life is in currently the works. The production, titled Phenomenal Woman: An Evening With Maya Angelou, will reportedly draw from the late icon’s “many writings, along with some private musings that have never before been made public.”
Johnson will be directly involved as a producer for the project, which is scheduled to hit the stage some time in 2021. “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,” he said in a statement. “We hope to capture her joie de vivre. We’re going to include some private anecdotes that will be a revelation to audiences. I’m pleased to be working with this team in bringing her story to life and can’t wait for the public to experience it.”
According to Deadline, Phenomenal Woman is being developed and produced by David Michael Rich of Corstoria, LLC, and J. Todd Harris of Branded Pictures Entertainment. No further details have been provided regarding potential talent for the production.