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Lynn Whitfield, Ledisi and Omar Dorsey to appear in stage version of 'Between the World and Me'

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Between The World and Me

The stars will align this coming Tuesday, October 22 at the Atlanta Symphony Hall for the stage adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me. 

It will feature Greenleaf actress Lynn Whitfield and Queen Sugar star Omar J. Dorsey as well as T.I., Killer Mike, Ledisi, Pauletta Washington and Marc Bamuthi Joseph. 

Between the World and Me is Coates’ attempt to answer questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder.

A live reading of his book was first done last spring at the Apollo Theater and featured a who’s who of star performers including Angela Bassett, Joe Morton, Common, Black Thought, and Susan Kelechi Watson from NBC's This is Us.  

The show was conceived and produced by the Apollo Theater’s Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes and includes a jazz score by Jason Moran.  

The Atlanta production is presented by the Apollo Theater and The Collective Culture.  

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Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.