Tyler Perry “Sistas” star and BR native Brian Jordan Jr. returns to discuss premiere for new musical, “Riley”


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Brian Jordan Jr., who stars as Maurice Web on Tyler Perry’s hit BET series “Sistas,” has returned to his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana for his first-ever developmental concert version of his new musical Riley, which takes place at the fictitious Riley College, a historical public black school in the bayou. 

Jordan Jr. will present his new musical Friday, July 30 and Saturday, 31 at 7:30 PM at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center, 100 Lafayette Street. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online at manshiptheatre.org or at the door.

Riley features book and lyrics by Brian Jordan Jr. and music by Terrence Brown with concert musical direction by Loneka Wilkinson Battiste.

Riley, a compelling musical drama-comedy, follows 6 young students through their collegiate matriculation at a historical public black school in the bayou. After the freshman class of 2020 enter these University halls; it will never be the same. As If getting through school isn’t hard enough, these six friends must make it through life. Each of them, from different backgrounds, regions, and even different races. All here at one place—for one purpose. 

For more information about the show, visit RileyTheMusical.com

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