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Alliance Theatre presents The Preacher's Wife and The King Hat Exhibit

Loretta Devine, Cameron McCrae, Akron Lanier Watson , Amber Riley, and the cast of the Alliance Theatre ’ s world premiere musical, THE PREACHER ’ S WIFE
Greg Mooney
Loretta Devine, Cameron McCrae, Akron Lanier Watson , Amber Riley, and the cast of the Alliance Theatre ’ s world premiere musical, THE PREACHER ’ S WIFE

ICYMI: The Alliance Theatre is presenting the highly-anticipated new musical, The Preacher's Wife on The Coca-Cola Stage now through June 16. Inspired by the beloved film, THE PREACHER’S WIFE is a stirring celebration of community, family, and the power of faith. Featuring an original score by award nominated actor, musician, and writer Tituss Burgess and a book by actress, producer, and writer Azie Dungey.

The cast of The Preacher's Wife includes Rebecca E. Covington as Beverly; NAACP Image Award and Emmy Award winner Loretta Devine (Film: Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher’s Wife; TV: Boston Public, Gray’s Anatomy; Broadway: Dreamgirls) as Marguerite Coleman; Alan H. Green (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Joe Hamilton; Jahi Kearse (Ain’t Too Proud) as Deacon Lewis; Davis Matthews as Hakeem; Cameron McCrae as Jeremiah; Wayne Pretlow as Ol’ Mac; Brad Raymond (Film: The Color Purple) as Deacon Johnson; Screen Actors Guild Award and Laurence Olivier Award winner Amber Riley (TV: Glee, Single Black Female, Dancing with the Stars, The Masked Singer, The Wiz Live!, West End: Dreamgirls) as Julia Biggs; Akron Lanier Watson (The Play That Goes Wrong) as Henry Biggs, and Donald Webber, Jr (Hamilton) as Dudley.

The ensemble includes Wesley J. Barnes, Brianna Bellamy, Angela Birchett, Laila Bollar, Melessie Clark, Cedrick Ekra, Cyniah Elise, Darius Harper, Toneisha Harris, Shaq Hester, Brianna Javis, Harper Miles, Amma Osei, Kala Ross, Drew Shade, Michael Stiggers, Alicia Thomas, Damani Van Rensalier, and Helen Marla White.  Ashley Jenkins serves as the Understudy for the role of Julia Biggs.

In addition to the show, The Alliance Theatre has teamed up with The King Center for The King Hat Exhibit. The 20 hats in the display were worn by the women of the King family: Alberta Williams King (Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother, wife of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., the 3rd Senior Pastor of Ebenezer, and Daughter of Rev. Dr. Adam Daniel (A.D.) Williams, the 2nd Senior Pastor of Ebenezer), Coretta Scott King (Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife), Christine King Farris (Martin Luther King Jr.'s only sister) and Naomi Barber King (Martin Luther King Jr.'s only sister-in law, wife of his brother Rev. Alfred Daniel (A.D.) Williams King). Following a longstanding tradition, the King women wore hats every Sunday. Some of the hats symbolize historic moments in the Civil Rights Movement and in the history of the King family.

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