Reginald Torian stars in The Story of Curtis Mayfield: It’s All-Right To Have A Good Time which opens this fall in Chicago.
Produced, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor with Assistant Director Daryl Brooks, the play pays tribute to Chicago’s own music legend—singer, songwriter and record producer Curtis Mayfield.
With “Gypsy Woman,” “I’m So Proud,” “Choice of Colors” and “Super Fly,” the music of Mayfield is regarded as timeless. He is the winner of the Grammy Legend Award (1994), the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1995) and a double inductee into both The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1991, 1999) and the Grammy Hall of Fame.
In addition to Torian, who replaced Curtis Mayfield in The Impressions in 1970 and remains in the group today, the cast includes Cecil Jones (Younger Curtis), David Simmons (Older Jerry Butler), Brandon Holmes (Younger Jerry Butler), Brian Nelson (Fred Cash of The Impressions) and Donald Manuel (Sam Gooden of The Impressions) with Casey Hayes, Rueben Echoles, Jos N. Banks, Mark Hood, Rueben Echoles, Alanna Taylor, Katrina Richardson, Ereatha McCullough and Christina Harper.
Presented at the new Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center on 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, the show runs from September 14 to October 20, 2013. Tickets range from $55 to $65, with a 10% discount for students, seniors, and groups. To order, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 773-769-4451.