If there's a play that perfectly represents the portmanteau term dramedy, it is Stick Fly. Stick Fly follows the lives of the LeVays, a wealthy African-American family who gather to spend a couple of days at their vineyard mansion. Brothers Kent, an aspiring novelist, and Flip, a plastic surgeon, bring their respective girlfriends to meet their upper class parents. The family deal with issues of class, race, sibling rivalry, and trivial pursuit in this modern comedy of manners.
With actors such as Mekhi Phifer, Dule Hill, and Tracie Thoms on stage, Broadway's Stick Fly is loaded with stars each night. However, on the 7th of January, the show got even more star power both on and off stage. Not only did Lala Anthony, a reality TV star, dropped by to moderate a post show discussion with the cast and show producer Alicia Keys (which happens to be the composer of the show's original music), Tracie's co-stars Jesse L. Martin and Rosario Dawson from the film Rent, stopped by for a surprise visit to support her.