Snoop Dogg is set to co-star in an upcoming semi-autobiographical musical titled Redemption of a Dogg, which features music from the rapper’s recent gospel-inspired LP Bible of Life.

The musical, which was penned by Je’Caryous Johnson and co-stars singer Tamar Braxton, will open this October in Houston before producers bring Redemption of a Dogg on the road.

“I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on Redemption of a Dogg the stage play,” Snoop Dogg said in a statement.

“Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”

The musical “chronicles a character built around the persona of 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. Redemption of a Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop Dogg’s greatest hits, as well as, songs from his recently released chart-topping Gospel album, Bible of Love.”

Check out the musical’s site for ticket information.

Redemption of a Dogg Tour Dates

October 5-7 – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center (five shows)
October 11 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
October 12 & 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
October 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre (two shows)
October 19 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre
October 20 – Chicago, IL @ Arie Crown Theater (two shows)
October 25-27 – Detroit, MI @ Music Hall Center (four shows)
November 8 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
November 9-11 – Washington, DC @ The Warner Theatre (five shows)

 

[ORIGINAL STORY] Rolling Stone by  Daniel Kreps Aug.10, 2018

Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton seem like an odd pairing but if Martha Stewart can get a pass, anyone can!

The rap legend, 46, and the R&B songbird, 41, are teaming up for a new play called “Redemption of a Dogg.”

The play, set against Snoop’s own music catalog, takes a close look at the struggle one man faces when he’s forced to choose between fame and fortune or faith and family.

Snoop also did a similar set during the 2018 Essence Festival, where he performed his legendary hits rapping about drugs and sex and ended the set with a ‘redemption’ of sorts from songs from his gospel album. I have to say it was quite entertaining and inspirational so I can totally see this working.

Nevertheless, Snoop and Braxton plan to take it across the country making various stops in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Memphis, Detroit and Norfolk, Virginia.

The first show kicks off in Houston, beginning October 5 and running through the 7th.

[ORIGINAL STORY] StraightFromTheA by ATLIEN Aug. 10, 2018

 

Snoop Dogg is hitting the stage – the theater stage that is. The rapper is reportedly developing a live play entitled “Redemption of Dogg.” He will reportedly co-star in the play alongside Tamar Braxton.

Snoop announced the news on social media on Thursday (Aug. 9). “I partnered up wit my guy @jecaryous to bring you REDEMPTION OF A DOGG, the live play,” the veteran rapper wrote. “We goin on tour joined by the wonderful @tamarbraxton. We hittin a city near you this fall ! Tickets on sale tomorrow dont miss out !”

The play is reportedly being written, directed and produced by playwright Je’Caryous Johnson. It centers around a character that appears to be based on Snoop. The play reportedly follows “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,” according to an official press release.

Snoop’s latest gospel album, Bible of Love will reportedly serve as the upcoming play’ soundtrack. Redemption of Dogg will reportedly debut at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas on Oct. 5. It will make several stops nationwide, closing the curtains on its final show in Washington D.C. on Nov. 11.

 

[ORIGINAL STORY] VIBE by Jessica McKinney August 9, 2018 

Snoop Dogg will mark the 25th anniversary of his debut album, Doggystyle, in a way that’s oddly perfectly befitting his increasingly unpredictable latter-day career. The California rapper has announced plans for a tour of what’s being called his theatrical debut, a stage play based on his persona and music entitled Redemption of a Dogg.

The musical production was written, directed, and produced by award-winning playwright Je’Caryous Johnson and co-stars R&B singer/reality TV star Tamar Braxton. According to a press release, the “urban theatre” experience tells the story of “a multi-faceted character who is a gangsta rapper, family man and man of God. Redemption of a Doggexamines 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.”

All this is set to the backdrop of Snoop’s classic hits, as well as material from his recent gospel album, Bible of Love.(Hey, did you know Snoop Dogg put out a gospel album this year? ‘Cause he did.)

“I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on Redemption of a Dogg the stage play,” Snoop said in the release. “Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”

After a three-night run opening at Houston, Texas’ Hobby Center, Snoop will take Redemption of a Dogg on the road to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Find the complete itinerary below, right after you watch the very late-night-TV-style ad for the production. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, August 10th.

[ORIGINAL STORY] Consequence of Sound Ben Kaye Aug. 9, 2018

Snoop Dogg is the star of a new stage play about the rapper’s life and storied career called Redemption of a Dogg, as Consequence of Sound reports. The show, written, produced, and directed by Je’Caryous Johnson, will tour the United States throughout October and November, and will also star R&B singer Tamar Braxton. Watch a commercial for Redemption of a Dogg above.

Here’s the plot of the show, from a press release: “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 wil reportedly feature music from across Snoop’s legendary catalogue, including his most recent album, a gospel project called Bible of Love.

Check out tour dates for Redemption of a Dogg below.

Redemption of a Dogg tour dates
10/5 – Houston, TX – Hobby Center
10/6 – Houston, TX – Hobby Center
10/7 – Houston, TX – Hobby Center
10/11 – Newark, NJ – NJPAC
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
10/20 – Chicago, IL – Arie Crown
10/21 – Chicago, IL – Arie Crown
10/25 – Detroit, MI – Music Hall
10/26 – Detroit, MI – Music Hall
10/27 – Detroit, MI – Music Hall
10/28 – Cleveland, OH – KeyBank State Theatre-Playhouse Square
11/2 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
11/8 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
11/9 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/10 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/11 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
11/17 – Long Beach, CA – Terrace Theater
11/18 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre

 

[ORIGINAL STORY] The Fader by Jordan Darville Aug. 10, 2018

Just In Case You Wanted Another Rap Musical

Uncle Snoop is expanding his territory and this time he’s putting his paw print on musical theater!

Hot off his gospel album release Bible of Love, Snoop Dogg will star in a new musical called Redemption Of A Dogg.

According to Playbill, Je’Caryous Johnson — the man behind such cultured classics as 3 Ways To Get A Husband and Set It Off Live On Stage — will bring the play to life. It will be inspired by Snoop’s journey from rapper to family man. The lead character will have to choose between the fame and fortune, or the love of his life and maintaining a family. Music for the play will be pulled right from Snoop’s catalogue, including his holy ghost-filled gospel album.

“Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this,” Snoop said. “With my flavor and his [Je’Caryous’] expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”

The one and only Tamar Braxton will also star in the play, surely giving us some vocals along with the doggystyle rapping.

The show will first play at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas October 5-7 before heading on a U.S. tour. You can check out other dates and tickets here.

[ORIGINAL STORY] Bossip by Bossip Staff Aug. 09, 2018

Snoop Dogg and Tamar Braxton are hitting the stage together.

The rap legend, 46, and the R&B songbird, 41, are teaming up for a new play called “Redemption of a Dogg.”

“So me and uncle @SnoopDogg is going on tour singing, acting, rapping and being who are,” Braxton beamed on Instagram.

Dogg also promoted the play, in production with Je’Caryous Johnson, on his social media accounts.

The play, set against Snoop’s own music catalog, takes a close look at the struggle one man faces when he’s forced to choose between fame and fortune or faith and family.

Dogg and Braxton plan to take it across the country making various stops in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Memphis, Detroit and Norfolk, Virginia.

The first show kicks off in Houston, beginning October 5 and running through the 7th.

The news is a welcomed headline for Braxton, who in the last several months has been negatively spotlighted. Not only was she was publicly “ridiculed” by a Delta Airlines pilot, she’s also going through a divorce with Vincent Herbert.

[ORIGINAL STORY] PageSix by Derrick Bryson Taylor August 9, 2018

The show, which will feature Snoop Dogg’s music, will debut in Houston before heading on tour across the U.S.

Actor, singer, and record producer Snoop Dogg is set to make his theatrical stage debut in a new musical by Je’Caryous Johnson titled Redemption Of A Dogg. Singer Tamar Braxton will co-star in the show, which is inspired by Snoop Dogg and will feature some of his greatest hits.

Redemption Of A Dogg, which is written, directed, and produced by Johnson, chronicles the life of a rapper who is faced with choosing between fame and fortune over family and the love of his life. The musical will feature music by Snoop Dogg, including songs from his recent Gospel album, Bible of Love.

“I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on Redemption Of A Dogg the stage play,” said Snoop. “Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”

Redemption Of A Dogg will first play the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas, October 5–7 before heading on tour across the U.S. Other stops include NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey (October 11), Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 12–13), Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York (October 14), Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California (November 16).

“I get to work with hip-hop legend Snoop. The thought alone leaves me speechless,” said Johnson. “I am honored and humbled to be able to partner with him and make history with Redemption of a Dogg.”

[Original Story] Playbill.com by Olivia Clement Aug 09, 2018

Legendary hip-hop artist and mogul Snoop Dogg has announced that he will make his theatrical debut in a new stage musical, Redemption of a Dogg, written, produced, and directed by Je’Caryous Johnson (Set It Off), and costarring R&B superstar Tamar Braxton.

The show will tour through the US, starting at the Hobby Center in Houston (October 5-7) and stopping in Brooklyn, New York; St. Louis; Chicago; Washington, DC; and Los Angeles, among other cities, with more to be announced.

According to a press release, Redemption of a Dogg “chronicles a character built around the persona of Snoop Dogg — a multifaceted 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 lifelong legacy and losing the love of his life when he is faced with choosing fame and fortune over faith and family. Redemption of a Dogg is set against a backdrop of Snoop Dogg’s greatest hits, as well as, songs from his recently released chart-topping Gospel album, Bible of Love.”

The show will premiere on the 25th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle.

[Original Story] Theatermania.com by AuthorKenji Fujishima Aug. 09, 2018

(AllHipHop News) Rapper Snoop Dogg is an icon who has conquered music, film and television and now he has his sights on a successful career in theater.

The Long Beach native will make his theatrical debut in a new stage musical, “Redemption Of A Dogg,” co-starring Tamar Braxton.

Snoop linked up with award-winning writer, director, producer Je’Caryous Johnson to create the storyline for “Redemption Of A Dogg.”

“I’m excited to link up with my guy Je’Caryous Johnson on “Redemption Of A Dogg” the stage play,” said Snoop. “Please believe you’ve never seen urban theatre like this! With my flavor and his expertise, we’re gonna bring the people an unmissable show. I can’t wait for everyone out there to see it!”

According to a synopsis for “Redemption Of A Dogg,” the play
chronicles a character built around the persona of 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.”

“I get to work with hip-hop legend Snoop. The thought alone leaves me speechless,” said Johnson. “I am honored and humbled to be able to partner with him and make history with ‘Redemption of a Dogg.’ As a fan, ‘it’s exciting and a dream come true’ and as a partnership ‘this is revolutionary.’ The culture of American theatre is about to be redefined.”

“Redemption Of A Dogg” makes its debut on the heels of the 25th Anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album, Doggystyle.

“Seizing the opportunity to work with an icon such as Snoop was a no-brainer,” exclaimed Tamar. “His music has touched our culture in an undeniable way and I’m grateful to take the stage with him by my side, while Je’Caryous leads the way.”

The play will kick off in Houston on October 5 and will make multiple stops across the US.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 10.

For tickets and tour dates, go to www.jecaryous.com.

October 5-7
Houston, TX
Hobby Center

October 11
Newark, NJ
NJPAC

October 12-13
Philadelphia, PA
Tower Theater
October 14
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre

October 19
St. Louis, MO
Stifel Theatre

October 20-21
Chicago, IL
Arie Crown

October 25-27
Detroit, MI
Music Hall

October 28
Cleveland, OH
KeyBank State
Theatre-Playhouse Square

November 2
Atlanta, GA
Fox Theatre

November 8
Norfolk, VA
Chrysler Hall

November 9-11
Washington, DC
Warner Theatre

November 16
Los Angeles, CA
Microsoft Theater

November 17
Long Beach, CA
Terrace Theater

November 18
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre

[Original Story] AllHipHop.com by AllHipHop Staff Aug. 09, 2018