Alicia Keys To Produce Alvin Ailey Biopic

 – Contributed by Tayler Adigun

Alicia Keys will be making her producing debut in an upcoming Alvin Ailey biopic.

The “You Don’t Know My Name” singer has moved from behind the keys to behind the scenes as a producer in a new film based on the life and legacy of esteemed choreographer Alvin Ailey.

Ailey founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958. The academy was known for its extensive world tours that aided in popularizing modern dance all over the world.

According to Deadline, Fox searchlight has secured the rights to Jennifer Dunning’s seminal biography Alvin Ailey: A Life In Dance. Keys alongside Judy Kinberg, Susan Lewis, Rachel Cohen and Jana Edelbaum will produce the film.

Some of Ailey’s, most celebrated performances were seen on Broadway stages such as House of Flowers, The Carefree Tree and Jamaica. According to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey said that one of America’s richest treasures was the cultural heritage of the African-American experience. This piece titled Revelations embodies that cultural relevance.

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