|Brian McKnight & Mr. Will-W.|
Je'Caryous Johnson's Play Cheaper to Keep Her has been touring throughout the U.S. and is set to end its run late January 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Comedy stopped off at Toronto's Massey Hall and two of its recognizable stars, Grammy Award winner Brian McKnight and Actress Vivica A. Fox, have helped draw out a primarily Black-Canadian audience hungry for a solid production. Audiences leaving the theatre could be heard exclaiming, "Fantastic!" and "Wonderful!".
The story centers around Raymond Mays (McKnight) who realizes after separating from his wife Morgan (Fox), that it might be more feasible to stay married to her especially after realizing the financial repercussions of divorcing her. He ponders killing his wife and also the possibility of finding her someone else to marry. Ridiculous but entertaining surely.
I caught both McKnight and Fox on their way out of Massey Hall and both were wonderful. McKnight whose voice I adore, was dressed in a Winter Jacket, Faux Fur Bomber Hat and Sunglasses, remained incognito but posed for photos with fans nonetheless, signing autographs also before heading back to his Tour Bus. Fox, despite being in a rush back to her Hotel, still made time to sign some Autographs despite denying fans on her way into the Venue. The beautiful Actress had rushed out of her Cab with less than an hour to the show's start time of 8:00 PM.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)