The Life of Phyllis Hyman is Center of New Musical
Suicide is never an easy topic. When it comes to celebrities choosing to take their own life, the questions swarm even more. But, it truly goes to show all that glitters ain’t gold.
Sadly, we’ve lost a group of talented people due to the pressures of fame and other unknown inner-battles. Among this group of people: Donny Hathaway, Don Cornelius, Lee Thompson Young, and Phyllis Hyman, to name a few respectively.
On June 30, 1995 and just shy of 46, Hyman committed suicide in 1995 after overdosing on prescription pills and left a note that read: I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God Bless you.
The late vocalist will now be the center of an upcoming musical, entitled, An Evening With Phyllis Hyman.
The musical will center on “the untold story of the life, career and music of the singer/songwriter and actress in her own words,” writes CentricTV.com. It will also include the vocal powerhouses’ catalog which spans from the 1970s to the early 90s with hits such as “Living All Alone” (1987) and 1991’s “Don’t Wanna Change The World”.
Produced by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anthony Wayne, and Kendrell Bowman, An Evening with Phyllis Hyman is slated for a limited engagement with a premiere in New York City on January 28, 2017.
Ticket and show information can be found here.