What Do John Legend and Dick Gregory Have in Common?

John Legend, Grammy-and-Oscar-winning artist, is producing an Off-Broadway comedy in honor of Dick Gregory. Turn Me Loose is a project that John Legend and Mike Jackson will be collaborating on the production of this new endeavor. It is a comedy-drama directed and orchestrated by Gretchen Law. The story is focused on the renowned activist and comedian Dick Gregory. Some of know Mr. Gregory for comical yet hard hit truth about the struggle of African Americans. Actor Joe Morton, Poppa Pope from Scandal, will play the role of the legendary Dick Gregory.

I can definitely see Morton taking on the role of Mr. Gregory who joked about bigotry and racism during the 1960s. The comedy is the latest work of John Legend, who unleashed the WGN slavery-theme comedy entitled Underground.  What would the play be without an original song from John Legend himself? So of course we can expect a new hit from him soon. The play begins previews May 3 and opens May 19 at the Westside Theater in New York City.

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