Updated at 1:45 p.m. June 30, 2017: Love Jones the Musical: Summer Love 2017 Edition has been canceled.
The show was scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, for The Pavilion -- Irving Music Factory. It joined other shows inspired by 1990s pop culture that were going to be serious fodder for date nights this year.
Tickets, which went on sale Friday, June 23, will be refunded at the point of purchase. Those that were purchased online or by phone will refund automatically.
Previously: The movies have been gone from theaters just long enough to produce nostalgia. And the musical acts have been gone from the limelight just long enough to produce nothing but fond memories.
I'm talking about the '90s, when hip-hop was breaking to the suburbs and escapist movies were burning up Hollywood.
Word of these shows coming to the area had me at "Hello."
It's not a secret that many people love the 1992 film starring Kevin Costner and the late Whitney Houston as a bratty pop superstar.
But who even realized it's been 25 years since they parted with that kiss on the runway?
Well, you wouldn't know it as big-voiced dance music queen Deborah Cox takes on the role of Rachel Marron, one Houston made famous in the stage adaptation of the movie that will play the Music Hall at Fair Park on July 18-30 followed by shows at Bass Performance Hall on Aug. 1-6.
Tickets start at $25 for the Dallas engagement, either at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by calling at 1-800-745-3000.
Tickets start at $44 for the Fort Worth show, either at basshall.com, by calling 817-212-4280 or visiting the box office at 525 Commerce St.
Judson Mills plays Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent who is first hired to protect Maron and then protects her less out of duty and more out of something akin to love.
With a soundtrack this powerful, it's no wonder it's become a well-regarded musical. With the added attraction of some of Houston's most indelible songs, such as "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "One Moment in Time," it's no wonder people were lined up making it rain. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now.
I Love the '90s!
Are you kidding me? Who doesn't?!
I think I still have my airbrushed "Funky Cold Medina" shirt -- OK boxer shorts -- from Spring Break in Panama City Beach, Fla., in [year redacted].
Tone Loc is just one of the acts featured in this tour that's all about the party, because that's what this tour is about. Hip-hop and R&B from the '90s holds a special place in people's hearts because that's when the genre had already done the cross-over shuffle and successfully infiltrated.
They've subtitled this "The Party Continues" and when you see this bill, you'll understand why. Shall we begin? Blackstreet, C+C Music Factory (With Freedom Williams!), Naughty by Nature, SNAP and TLC.
You know you wanna creep on over to the box office and buy those tickets. Right. Now.
The party is free once you get inside.
'Love Jones: The Musical'
I can't even hear the title of this movie without associating it with the spoken word "Brother to the Night (A Blues for Nina)" that star Larenz Tate delivers in the formative part of the 1997 film.
On this, its 20th anniversary, Love Jones lands again to D-FW in musical form with Love Jones The Musical: Summer Love 2017 Edition. It comes to The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. starring, get this: Keith Sweat, MC Lyte, Raheem Devaughn, Dave Hollister, Marsha Ambrosius, Demetria McKinney, Michel'le and Gary Jenkins.
Tickets went on sale Friday, June 23. They range from $26-$119.50 on Ticketmaster.
The movie soundtrack was a great one, as were more than a few of them in the '90s, with introspective ear worms of jazz and jazz-influenced songs. Listen to "Hopeless" by Dionne Farris; "The Sweetest Thing" from Lauryn Hill; "You Move Me" -- oh, you move me -- from the High Priestess of Songdom Cassandra Wilson; Maxwell's "Sumthing' Sumthin';" and, somebody stop me, please ... but don't stop those songs from playing. Ever.
In Love Jones, Darius (Tate) and Nina (Nia Long) meet way more than cute at a Chicago nightclub where a (perhaps overly) confident Darius decides to regale her with his poetry at an open-mic event.
They're both artists, and it shows in their words that are intent on really saying something. They can express their emotions through their writing and photography, but it's hard for them to express it to each other. It was Theodore Witcher's debut as a theatrical director; he is a consulting producer on the stage adaptation.
This is a romance, ladies and gentlemen. And a darn fine one at that.
It wasn't enough for him to be the special guest during the Bad Boy Family Reunion tour last year at American Airlines Center. He had to get his posse up, too.
Who can blame him? The reception he got that night was deafening. And a revelation.
"The Ruff Ryders 20th Anniversary Tour" will stop at American Airlines Center on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. The bill includes X, Eve, Swizz Beatz, The Lox and Drag-On. One has to hope that Fat Joe, who is listed as a "special guest" in "select cities," will join us here in Dallas like it says on the website.
Tickets went on sale Friday, June 23, and range from $29.50-$99.50 on Ticketmaster.
The itinerary only includes 10 dates, including the kickoff in Miami on Sept. 7 and the finale in Las Vegas on Sept. 30.