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La Toya Jackson to Star in Off-Broadway Show, ‘Newsical the Musical’

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La Toya Jackson is heading to the stage in NY.

Jackson will star in the off- Broadway show, Newsical the Musical starting Sept. 3.

The singer-producer will take over for actress  Jackée Harry (Sister Sister).

“I’ve wanted to do [theater], but on Broadway the shows play for such a long, extended time,” said Jackson.

Jackson will star in the off-Broadway show through Sept. 8.

To prepare for the role, Jackson took an acting workshop. In an addition to that, she checked out Kim Coles and Kym Whitley’s weekly Ladies Night Live Comedy Show  in LA.

Once Jackson’s run is over, she can then decide whether or not she wants to return later on.

Niecy Nash Covers JET Magazine

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Niecy Nash and her colorful flower cover the new issue of JET magazine.

The actress is gearing up for the premiere of the second season of TVLand’s Soul Man on June 19. With a new book in bookstores around the globe, Nash has a lot to talk about. Check out a sneak peek below.

On being mistaken for Kym Whitley, Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown:

“It’s dangerous when we all have our curly hair on at the same time.”

On there being so few Black comedic actresses:

“People don’t ask 10 White women with blond hair how they feel— and there are a million of them— when they are compared to each other because it’s perceived as if they are all doing something different. But Black comedic actresses are compared because there are so few of us.”

For more with Nash, pick up the latest issue of JET , on newsstands now.

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