Jackie Alexander Joins Phenomenal Woman Producing Team
Jackie Alexander has signed on as Associate Producer on the Phenomenal Woman: Maya Angelou producing team. Co-Lead Producers David Rich of Corstoria and J. Todd Harris of Branded Pictures Entertainment have secured the sole and exclusive rights to create and produce a biographical Broadway-aimed production about Maya Angelou’s life and the rights to her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her most powerful poems, “Still I Rise” and “Phenomenal Woman,” in addition to other works, along with an exclusive arrangement with Guy Johnson, Angelou’s only child, to serve as an executive producer. The show will debut in a developmental production at the NC Black Rep in the fall of 2022, followed by two more developmental runs at Memphis’ Hattiloo Theater, and Houston’s The Ensemble Theatre. From there producers aim to move to a large regional theater, and then transfer to Broadway followed by touring domestically and internationally.