AWARD-WINNING WRITER & DIRECTOR JE’CARYOUS JOHNSON CASTS VIVICA A. FOX, PORSHA WILLIAMS, COLUMBUS SHORT, CARL PAYNE, GARY DOURDAN, RONREACO LEE, COCOA BROWN & R&B SENSATION VIVIAN GREEN TO BRING HIT MOVIE TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME TO THE STAGE THIS FALL

Los Angeles, CA - The original movie was met with rave reviews, instantly becoming a fan favorite and cult classic. Over the years, the media has lauded it a “turning point in movie history” and a “game changer.” It is the movie Two Can Play That Game.

Two Can Play That Game was released in 2001 by Sony/Screen Gems and written and directed by Mark A. Brown. Je’Caryous Johnson will be adapting the movie for stage, directing and serving as Executive Producer. Johnson shot to national theatre prominence when he turned the novels of popular African-American authors into hit plays, including Eric Jerome Dickey’s Friends & Lovers and Cheaters.  Johnson’s recent play, Married But Single sold out in theatres from coast to coast.

Staying true to one of the main elements that made Two Can Play That Game such a huge success was Johnson’s casting of actress Vivica A. Fox to reprise her role as the beautiful and savvy relationship guru Shanté Smith. Johnson has assembled a who’s who of the film, TV and music world by recruiting Columbus Short, Porsha Williams, Gary Dourdan, Carl Payne, RonReaco Lee, Cocoa Brown and Vivian Green to bring the hit movie back to life on stage. Fans will get the real low down on everyday rules to relationships between men and women.

“Audiences across the country will be able to relive what made this movie unforgettable with the cast we have assembled,” said Johnson. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this incredibly talented cast. And having Vivica’s stamp of approval and vote of confidence is truly icing on the cake.”

Vivica A. Fox is one of the most recognizable and revered stars in Hollywood. From roles in the blockbuster “Independence Day” films to even her current recurring role on the FOX hit television series “Empire,” Fox continues to make her presence and mark known. Columbus Short catapulted to mainstream prominence after starring in the movie Stomp The Yard and ABC’s hit show Scandal.  Fox and Short will also be teaming up in the movie, True To The Game in September. Fans fell in love with Gary Dourdan, while playing Shazza on A Different World and became further captivated by him on CSI and Being Mary Jane. Carl Payne was everyone’s crazy friend Cole on Martin, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. Porsha Williams raises the roof as one of the fan faves on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta and as co-host of the syndicated talk show Dish Nation, while Cocoa Brown spiced up things as everyone’s funny girl most recently on Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse and RonReaco Lee currently lights up TV screens everywhere on Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse. With hits like, “Emotional Roller Coaster” to “Get Right Back to My Baby” to her new single, “I Don’t Know,” R&B sensation Vivian Green is the ultimate songbird.

“Bringing Two Can Play That Game to the stage is going to be EPIC,” said Fox. “I want fans to laugh and cry and high five and also learn some new dating rules when they come to see it. “

In Two Can Play That Game, Je’Caryous Johnson will hold true to the story that fans fell in love with 16 years ago with some new twists and turns to the plot.  When it comes to matters of the heart, Shanté Smith (Vivica A. Fox) is so adept at navigating the waters of romance that her girlfriends look to her for relationship advice. But soon, Shante’s own relationship becomes the example when her boyfriend, Keith (Columbus Short), is caught red-handed stepping out with his co-worker and her archrival, Conny (Porsha Williams). However, when Shanté institutes a plan full of tricks and games to get Keith to act right, he, with the help of his friend Tony (Carl Payne), fire back with a quickness, letting Shanté know that  “Two Can Play That Game”.

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Actor Clifton Powell from "Friday After Next" (Pinky), Ray and more. Talks to us about his current role acting alongside LisaRaye and others in the stage play "Married But Single". He also discusses divorce and why he would never marry again.

Carl Anthony Payne (known for the hit sitcom ("Martin") stops and Chats With us while he's in town for the "Married But Single" tour. We discuss the play, Relationships, LisaRaye's booty and more.

Actress LisaRaye stops through and chats with us about acting in the stage play "Married But Single", Marriage and clears up any rumors.

Married But Single, the most recent production penned from the hands of critically acclaimed Writer, Producer, and Director Je’Caryous Johnson, follows Sharon Wilson, a successful and sultry woman in love with R&B sensation, Julian Johnson, who knows everything about singing about love and nothing about how to give it. So after three years of empty promises, Sharon steps out and maybe even steps up as an old flame walks into her life and gives her a taste of all the love she’s been missing.

This must see comedic drama features an All- Star Cast including LisaRaye McCoy (VH1’s Single Ladies), Chrisette Michele (Award winning R&B Sensation), Darrin Henson (Soul Food), Carl Payne (Martin), and Clifton Powell (Next Friday). This gifted, ensemble cast, among other riveting talents, come together to create the ever-entertaining Je’Caryous Johnson experience to tell the tale of what happens when “I Do” turns into “I did” and couples conveniently become Married But Single.

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Norfolk, VA  -  "Things Your Man Won't Do" is written, produced and directed by Je'Caryous Johnson. It is the fourteenth in a series of box-office breaking hit stage plays from the NAACP Trailblazer Award Recipient.  Johnson talked about his latest offering onNewsChannel 3 THIS MORNING on WGNT, along with celebrity cast members Terri J. Vaughn ("The Steve Harvey Show") & Leon Robinson ("The Five Heartbeats", Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video).

In "Things Your Man Won’t Do",  audiences meet Rachel Braxton, who most men would view as the perfect woman. Rachel prayed and prayed after a very tumultuous relationship for the perfect man and God sent her Demetrius McAlister. But, years later, through all the dates and after finally deciding to move in together, Demetrius still won’t commit, at least to marriage that is. Rachel tries to figure out if she will continue to be comfortable with her relationship as it stands or whether she will allow another man from her past to step right into Demetrius’ shoes, doing all the things he won’t.

SHOW TIMES: 4pm & 8pm on Saturday, October 3rd at Willet Hall, 3701 Willet Drive, Portsmouth.

TICKETS:  Available now at Willet Hall Box Office 757-393-5460 & ticketmaster.com(800-345-3000).  Price range: $39.50 -$59.50. Login to jecaryous.com for more information.

RICHMOND, Va - Award-Winning Director Je’Caryous Johnson and members of the star-studded cast, Terry J. Vaughn, Leon Robinson, and Essence Atkins, stopped by “Virginia This Morning” to share a preview of Je’Caryous Johnson’s Production, “Things Your Man Won’t Do.” Je’Caryous is an NAACP Trailblazer Award-winner known for his soul-stirring plays. The play is on stage in Richmond for one performance only Sunday, October 4th at 3pm at Altria Theater.

“CERTIFIED CRAZY COMEDY TOUR”

FEATURING

COREY HOLCOMB (NICK CANNON’S WILD-N-OUT), DON “DC” CURRY (NEXT FRIDAY),

DEON COLE (SITCOM “BLACKISH”)

HOSTED BY

JAY ANTHONY BROWN (TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW)

Saturday, OCTOBER 3RD, 2015 @ 8:00 PM

THE STATE THEATRE

1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT PLAYHOUSESQUARE TICKET OFFICE OR CALL (216) 241-6000.  or ONLINE