THE KINGS THEATRE PRESENTS ENTERTAINMENT ICON SNOOP DOGG PARTNERING WITH URBAN THEATRE HITMAKER JE’CARYOUS JOHNSON FOR HIS THEATRICAL DEBUT IN THE NEW STAGE MUSICAL, REDEMPTION OF A DOGG
The Musical Co-Stars R&B Star, Tamar Braxton
Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster & the Kings Theatre box office.
Entertainment icon, Snoop Dogg, continues to push new boundaries in the entertainment, arts and culture worlds. The legendary artist announced his theatrical debut in a new stage musical, Redemption of a Dogg, co-starring Tamar Braxton. Snoop Dogg has partnered with award-winning writer, director, producer Je’Caryous Johnson, who brings the biggest and best to urban theatre audiences across the country. Redemption of a Dogg makes its debut on the heels of the 25th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle. Redemption of a Dogg will kick off in Houston, TX and make multiple stops across the US, including 2 shows at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on October 14.
Redemption of a Dogg is written, directed and produced by award-winning playwright Je’Caryous Johnson and chronicles a character built around the person of Snoop Dogg – a multi-faceted character who is a gangsta rapper, family man and man of God. Redemption of a Dogg examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family. Redemption of a Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop Dogg’s greatest hits, as well as songs from this recently released chart-topping gospel albumBible of Love. The groundbreaking musical is proof positive that Je’Caryous continues to surpass urban theatre limits, as he takes the genre into a new realm with new faces.
“I get to work with hip-hop legend Snoop. The thought alone leaves me speechless,” said Johnson. “I am honored and humbled to be able to partner with him and make history with Redemption of a Dogg. As a fan, it’s exciting and a dream come true and as a partnership this is revolutionary. The culture of American theatre is about to be redefined.”
Whether as a corporate pitchman, tech mogul, TV personality, actor, football coach or DJ, there are few living legends who have amassed such an impressive array of titles, accolades and accomplishments like Snoop Dogg. Making his theatrical stage debut in Redemption of a Dogg adds one more feat to Snoop’s already extensive resume.
“I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on Redemption of a Dogg the stage play,” said Snoop. “Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”
To date, Je’Caryous Johnson has toured over 21 stage play productions to sold-out crowds and written over 37 plays. Johnson’s most recent touring stage play was Set It Off, based on the critically acclaimed cult classic film by the same name and starred hip hop legend DaBrat. Johnson’s Set It Off sold out in cities from coast to coast, including Brooklyn’s own Kings Theatre. Johnson’s latest entertainment venture with Snoop Dogg through Redemption of a Dogg allows him to continue to break the glass ceiling on what urban theatre audiences have become accustomed to and set a higher standard on both the production and entertainment value of urban theatre shows presented to audiences.
In addition to hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, Redemption of a Dogg will also star R&B superstar, 4x Grammy nominated and 4x Emmy nominated, Tamar Braxton. Tamar is truly a force and a tour de force to be reckoned with. Whether as an R&B hitmaker, a reality TV star, a savvy business entrepreneur, a fashion icon, cultural phenomenon or illuminating author, there seems to be nothing that can stand in her way. In addition to a score of hit songs, Tamar has also amassed a legion of dedicated fans, affectionately known as her “Tamartians.” After reinventing herself and her career in 2013, Tamar’s hit song “Love and War” brought her to a new level of stardom and helped her career attain her first Centric Award at the famed BET Awards. Her other hit songs and fan favorites have included “The One,” “If I Don’t Have You” and “My Man,” from her most recent album, Bluebird of Happiness. Tamar’s success is not relegated to just the music studio; she also continues to ride high as a reality TV star. Her hit television show, WE TV’s “Braxton Family Values” is also readying its next season premiering this month.
“Seizing the opportunity to work with an icon such as Snoop was a no-brainer,” exclaimed Tamar. “His music has touched our culture in an undeniable way and I’m grateful to take the stage with him by my side, while Je’Caryous leads the way.”
About Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is an entertainment icon that has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled musical force who has raised the bar as an entertainer and globally recognized innovator. Snoop defines entertainment and hip-hop history. He’s set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, Snoop’s chart-topping hits include “Gin & Juice,” “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?),” “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Beautiful,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs,” “Sensual Seduction,” “I Wanna Rock” and “Young, Wild and Free.” As a trendsetter of pop culture, Snoop’s ventures include multiple music / film / TV deals, WestFestTV YouTube channel, Emmy nominated host of VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party and TBS’ Snoop Dogg presents the Joker’s Wild. Snoop recently released his chart topping gospel album, Bible of Love.
About the Kings Theatre
The historic Kings Theatre reopened its doors in 2015 as Brooklyn’s premiere performing arts venue. Providing a destination for large-scale popular entertainment and serving as a resource for local arts groups and community organizations, the City-owned Theatre is a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community and a major fixture to Brooklyn’s vibrant cultural landscape. The Kings Theatre was originally designed by Rapp & Rapp in 1929 and was one of the five Loew’s ‘Wonder Theatres’ built in New York and New Jersey during that period. Featuring high curved ceilings, ornate plaster walls, wood paneling, and a glazed terra-cotta ornamental façade, the classic 20th-century movie palace was inspired by the French Renaissance Revival style of the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House. The redevelopment project both revived the historic structure’s original splendor and transformed the Theatre into a state-of-the-art facility with over 3,000 seats—the largest of its kind in Brooklyn. The Theatre was selected as a recipient of the 2014 New York State Historic Preservation Award for excellence in preservation and revitalization, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.Kings Theatre is operated by The Ambassador Theatre Group. Follow kingstheatrebklyn on Facebook / @kingsbklyn on Twitter & Instagram for announcements and updates!