Date(s) - Thu, Feb 23, 2023
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
DeVos Performance Hall
New Jack City Live on Stage comes to DeVos Performance Hall for one night on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm.
Critics hailed it as “authentic and gritty,” “edgy and vibrant,” and “an action-laden epic about the rise and fall of an inner-city crack dealer.” The film was New Jack City. Thirty years after its original release, theatrical hitmaker Je’Caryous Johnson resurrects the record grossing crime thriller on stages across the country. Written, directed and produced by Johnson and presented by Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment, the touring stage adaptation of the Warner Bros.’ cult classic visits its unprecedented run in Grand Rapids.
Johnson’s adaptation of NEW JACK CITY LIVE stars critically acclaimed actor Allen Payne, who will be reprising his role from the film, as “Gee Money,” legendary rapper and lead singer of the iconic rap group Naughty By Nature, “Treach” as “Nino Brown,” legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane as “Stone,” actor and star of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Gary Dourdan as “Scotty Appleton,” and actor and star of one of TV’s classic hit shows One on One, Flex Alexander as “Pookie.”