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E. Lynn Harris’ Invisible Life Is Now A Musical With Brenda Braxton

Invisible Life, the wildly successful novel from author E. Lynn Harris, is now becoming a musical. The musical features a score by Motown legends Ashford & Simpson and will run for only six performances from June 25th-June 30th at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris’ classic American love story INVISIBLE LIFE. This explosive Musical adaptation addresses the conflicts of Sexuality, Religion, HIV/AIDS and Family in America. Soul-stirring R&B mixed with Paradise Garage grooves, everybody will Sing, Vogue & Live!! RAYMOND, a college football player, dreams of a future as a lawyer and family man with his childhood sweetheart SELA, but is seduced into a Down-Low romance by star Quarterback, BASIL HENDERSON. Pressured by his Father to continue his NFL legacy, Raymond escapes to New York City and falls madly in love with a Broadway Diva, NICOLE. Raymond’s scandal-reunion with Basil, and fashionista best friends KYLE & JJ, threatens his Perfect World and forces Raymond to Live his Life in Truth…

Frenchie DavisThe cast is full of Broadway star power.  Tony Award nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Cafe) will portray Mama Tyler, the mother of Raymond Tyler Jr., who will be played by Gregory Williams. Raymond’s two closest friends Kyle and JJ, will be Terry Lavell (La Cage aux Folles) and Grammy- nominated Frenchie Davis (RENT)

Rounding out the cast are Tony Award nominee Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) as Aunt Susan, Milton Craig Nealy (Motown, Dreamgirls) as Coach Tyler, Ann McCormack as Candance, Gregory Williams as Raymond Tyler Jr., Brianna Horne as Sela and Terry Lavell (La Cage Aux Folles) as Kyle.

Director Proteus Spann said in a statement recently:

“It is a tremendous honor to work with some of the most talented group of actors this industry has to offer having gone through an extremely delicate and grueling audition process where casting the most appropriate and qualified actors to breathe life into these unforgettable characters the public has come to know and love through E. Lynn’s novels was highly critical.”

And we couldn’t agree more! Get your tickets now! Find out how below!

Showtimes & Tickets:

Thurs Jun 25 at 7:30PM
Fri Jun 26 at 7:30PM
Sat Jun 27 at 3PM
Sat Jun 27 at 7:00PM
Mon Jun 29 at 7:30PM
Tues Jun 30 at 7:30PM

Apollo Soundstage
Tickets: $18
In person at the Apollo Box Office
Online at
Phone at 800.745.3000


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