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OUTING: Invisible Life The Musical: Join The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC) 


JOIN The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC) on Saturday, June 27th at 7:00pm at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater's Soundstage for the premiere run of E. Lynn Harris' Invisible Life the Musical. SEAT ARE LIMITED.

Purchase Tickets: HERE


Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of New York Times best-selling author E. Lynn Harris’ classic American love story INVISIBLE LIFE. This explosive Musical adaptation addresses the conflicts of Sexuality, Religion, HIV/AIDS and Family in America. Soul-stirring R&B mixed with Paradise Garage grooves, everybody will Sing, Vogue & Live!! RAYMOND, a college football player, dreams of a future as a lawyer and family man with his childhood sweetheart SELA, but is seduced into a Down-Low romance by star Quarterback, BASIL HENDERSON. Pressured by his Father to continue his NFL legacy, Raymond escapes to New York City and falls madly in love with a Broadway Diva, NICOLE. Raymond's scandal-reunion with Basil, and fashionista best friends KYLE & JJ, threatens his Perfect World and forces Raymond to Live his Life in Truth… 

A Broadway bound “promising musical-theater work-in-progress” praises Stephen Holden of The New York Times.

AEA Showcase Production
Casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting

Based on the novel Invisible Life by E. Lynn Harris
Book by Proteus Spann & Javon Johnson
Music & Lyrics: Motown Legends Ashford & Simpson
Additional Lyrics: Stanley Bennett Clay
Musical Director: e’Marcus Harper
Directed by: Proteus Spann & Javon Johnson
DJ: Teddy Douglas
Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street
(between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. & Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
Harlem, New York City
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Purchase Tickets: HERE
or RSVP Tickets with Richard Pelzer at PelzerMEGA1@gmail.com



MORE ABOUT E. LYNN HARRIS
Everette Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009) was an American author. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He authored ten consecutive books that reached The New York Times Best Seller list, making him among the most successful African-American or gay authors of his era.

Harris' first novel, Invisible Life finished in 1991, was a coming-of-age story dealing with then-taboo topics. Most important was that it openly questioned sexual identity and told the story of main character Raymond Tyler. Tyler, torn between his married male lover and girlfriend Nicole, is a New York attorney struggling with identifying as a bisexual black man. He ultimately settles into a gay lifestyle, while much of the novel is dedicated to Tyler's reflection on that choice.


Watch Video Interview of E. Lynn Harris (October 2000)



Listen to Proteus Spann Producer & Director of Invisible Life The Musical 

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