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The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production. Photo by Christian Brown

The Sweet Potato Queens

March 17 - 27, 2016

Music by Melissa Manchester

Lyrics by Sharon Vaughn

Book by Rupert Holmes

The Sweet Potato Queens The cast of TUTS Underground's production.

WORLD PREMIERE – The Sweet Potato Queens (SPQ) is loosely based on the life-story of #1 New York Times best-selling author and SPQ founder, Jill Conner Browne, and the organization’s philosophy which was born out of her need for some excitement and a new direction.

After its recent successful staged reading here at TUTS Underground, The Sweet Potato Queens will be fully staged and produced for the world premiere in March.

The musical is being developed in partnership with Grammy® award winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester (music), Oscar® nominee, multiple #1 songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Sharon Vaughn (lyrics) and Rupert Holmes (book). Holmes is the first person in theatrical history to solely win Tony® Awards for Best Book and Best Music and Lyrics, and Best Musical for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. For his play Say Goodnight, Gracie, he earned a 2004 National Broadway Theater Award and a Best Play Tony® nomination. He most recently was represented on Broadway by Curtains, winning several awards and 8 Tony® nominations.

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