So yesterday the hubby and I went to see Love Jones The Musical at Newark Symphony Hall for a DATE NIGHT!! As you know I LIVE for date nights for more reasons than one!!!! Anyone who REALLY KNOWS ME....knows that Love Jones is one of my FAVORITE MOVIES EVER!!!!! I was so PUMPED to watch one of my favorite movies being broken down into a musical! Now this cast was definitely STAR STUDDED! Musiq Soul Child, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Dave Hollister, Raheem Devaughn, MC Lyte, and Tony Grant were the known cast members! Chrisette Michele and Tony Grant played Nina and Darius who were the two main characters in the original movie.
Now I must say that I was somewhat DISAPPOINTED that the story line was changed a bit. I also did not feel the TRUE VIBE AND ESSENCE of the original version! In my eyes, Love Jones is a SEXY, REAL, and INTENSE story that leaves you feeling a WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONS when you watch it! I unfortunately, did not feel these emotions when watching the musical! The cast did a PHENOMENAL job of singing and the MUSICAL COMPONENT was on point! However, I did not fully enjoy how this musical was staged and re-written. I guess some classics should be LEFT ALONE!
Overall my husband and I did not LOVE the musical but enjoyed seeing the artists in their TRUEST FORMS....which was singing on that stage! Every last one of them SANG THEIR FACES OFF!!!!
Sidebar, I left my phone in the car and was unable to take pictures/record the stars as they were performing and acting (insert sad face)!!!
Have you seen this musical? If so what are your thoughts?