Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company.Written by
For her audition to play Elle Dallas, Courtney Love was asked to sing a Patti LaBelle song, which by all accounts, including Love's, was a disaster. Rather than cast another actress, Lee Daniels retooled the character as a megastar singer who lost her voice and asked Love to perform an Al Green song instead, so as to take advantage of Love's more rock-oriented vocals, rather than the R&B type-sound he'd originally envisioned. Love then won the part. See more »
This show is the SH*T. It has everything you want and two or three bags of chips. The music is right on time and inspiring, and if you interested in the biz, this show gives you an inside view of the business.. Taj and Howard play their parts with such depths that it doesn't become cheap and blaxportational. It is a true story of a dynasty, how they arrived and what you have to do to maintain it. Most importantly, it is a story about family and all its complexities. Taj as a mother is on time. When she beat her son with the broom, I scream, thank you. Respect. Old School. When you talked back, you got your ass beat. And when did you talk back? What drug or drugs, mixed with alcohol would you have been on to talk back? Taj is so on point, her vocabulary may be a bit insensitive, but her convictions more than make up for that. Anyway, she keeps her callousness to herself. She loves her boys, all of them without thought, compromise or prejudice. She may like one more than the other, but she loves them without hesitation or forethought. Howard as the father, patriarch and founder of a dynasty is brilliant. You love to love and hate him, and he is okay with both. GREAT SHOW.
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