Quartet joins previously announced stars Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton
Additional principal casting for this fall’s highly anticipated production of REDEMPTION OF A DOGG, directed by Je’Caryous Johnson, has been confirmed.
Four-Time Grammy Award nominee ERIC BENET will make his theatrical stage debut and play the role of Terrence, Snoop Dogg’s manager who ultimately starts managing Snoop’s wife in more ways than one.
Actress and Singer DEMETRIA MCKINNEY (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne) will take the stage in the role of Shani, Snoop Dogg’s wife. Actor OMAR GOODING will appear as Ray Boogie, Snoop Dogg’s DJ and long-time friend and producer.
Rounding out the principal cast is actor and comedian JAMES “LIL’ JJ” LEWIS who will take on the iconic role of Young Snoop.
Braxton appears as The Angel as previously announced, guiding Snoop along his life’s journey. BRAXTON is the voice of women everywhere who want their man to treat them right and do right.
“Audiences will not be ready for what this show is going to give them,” said Johnson. “This will be unlike anything urban theatre audiences have seen. Think of merging some of the best moments of Cirque Du Soleil, Preacher’s Wife, Straight Outta Compton and Back to The Future all into one.”
Redemption of A Dogg is written, directed and produced by award-winning playwright Je’Caryous Johnson and chronicles a character built around the persona of entertainment icon Snoop Dogg––a multi-faceted character who is a gangsta rapper, family man and man of God.
Redemption of A Dogg examines the internal battle one man has between preserving his life-long legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family.
The show will include musical favorites and numbers from Tamar Braxton and Eric Benet, as well as original numbers penned from the hands of Johnson and the production’s musical director, Donnie “D-MAJOR” Boynton.
Johnson’s latest entertainment venture with Snoop Dogg through Redemption of a Dogg, allows him to continue to break the glass ceiling on what urban theatre audiences have become accustomed to and set a higher standard on both the production and entertainment value of urban theatre shows.
REDEMPTION OF A DOGG will visit 10 cities across the country during its exclusive limited engagement tour. The Chicago performance is October 20 at the Arie Crown Theater.