A Play About Maya Angelou is Being Developed for Broadway

By Tiarra Mukherjee Apr 04, 2019

"Phenomenal Woman: An Evening with Maya Angelou," a new show about the late poet, author and National Medal of Arts and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, is being developed for a Broadway debut in 2021, Deadline reported yesterday (April 3).

Drawn from her life and works, the one-woman show is being created with the help of her son, Guy Johnson, and co-produced by David Michael Rich, Angelou’s representative for more than 11 years.

“My mother lived an extraordinary life,” Johnson told press. “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. We hope to capture her joie de vivre.”

According to Deadline, the play will introduce “private musings” and stories that have never been told in public that Johnson says “will be a revelation to audiences.”