Q-Tip will star as Miles Davis in the play ‘My Funny Valentine’
Based on the the Don Cheadle directed film ‘Miles Ahead’
It was back in 2010 that the pioneering rapper Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest announced that he would star as Miles Davis in Nelson George’s play My Funny Valentine. Eight years later, a post on Instagram confirms that the theatrical work has finally come to fruition.
Based on the movie Miles Ahead - a film directed by academy award winning actor Don Cheadle - the play aims to shed light on “a day in the life of a jazz giant.”
In an interview with XXL back in 2010, Q-Tip spoke out about the forthcoming role. When asked if he was nervous about performing in the play, he told the publication “nah, not really, because I relate to him.”
A table reading of My Funny Valentine is scheduled for March 26. Tickets to the reading in NYC can be purchased for $20 here
Further details regarding the play have yet to be revealed.
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