B.A.P.S., the favored 90s comedy starring Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid, is coming to a stage close to you. The movie is being tailored right into a stage play that may tour in main U.S. cities starting this Spring. B.A.P.S. is beloved amongst followers and plenty of are excited to see it delivered to the stage.
B.A.P.S. the film
An acronym for Black American Princesses, B.A.P.S. is a comedy starring Berry and Natalie Reid that premiered in 1997. The movie follows two restaurant employees from Georgia with huge aspirations who transfer to Los Angeles to audition for an performing gig that they plan to make use of to jumpstart their careers as entrepreneurs. Berry and Desselle’s characters comply with act because the niece of a wealthy man’s lengthy misplaced love for an enormous paycheck and construct an sudden bond with the dying man.
The movie was written by Troy Beyer and directed by Robert Townsend. B.A.P.S. obtained primarily adverse opinions from critics and with a $10 million funds, solely generated slightly over $7 million on the field workplace.
Variety despised the movie in its 1997 overview, writing, “Utterly formulaic and, with the exception of a few scenes, distastefully fake, Robert Townsend’s new screwball comedy, “B.A.P.S.,” is a contemporary fairy story that imposes the premise of “Pretty Woman” on the acquainted fish-out-of-water format.”
Despite critics opinions, Berry has stated that it was probably the most enjoyable she ever had engaged on a movie. The film additionally grew to become a cult basic and favourite amongst viewers.
Fans liked the movie for Berry stepping out of her regular dramatic roles and reworking right into a spunkier character. The costumes have been additionally an enormous hit, with many persevering with to decorate up as the primary characters of their pleather jumpsuits and gold enamel today.
There have been talks of a sequel, with Berry confirming that she’d take part within the follow-up if the movie is greenlit.
Je’Cayrous Johnson publicizes B.A.P.S. stage play
Fans have been begging for a sequel since Berry posed the query final summer time. Though a follow-up might or might not occur, city playwriter, Je’Caryous Johnson, introduced that he’s bringing the long-lasting movie to the stage in a brand new manufacturing.
Johnson made the announcement on his Instagram account on Feb. 12.
“Just announced!! Je’Caryous Johnson is back bringing your favorite movie classics to the stage. And this time, he’s rolling out the royal carpet for an incomparable revamp of the modern, urban fairytale, B.A.P.S,” he captioned a photograph of the poster artwork for the play.
Reid is reviving her function as Nisi whereas comic, Jasmin Brown, will take Berry’s function as Mickey.
Over the previous few years, Johnson has grown well-known for his stage play renditions of basic black movies. He’s already efficiently tailored Love Jones, Two Can Play That Game, and Set It Off. His performs have featured main stars, together with Vivica A. Fox, Porsha Williams, LeToya Luckett and Da Brat simply to call just a few.
The tour kicks off in Washington D.C. on March 12 and has stops in Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland, St Louis and Detroit. Tickets are presently on sale now.