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THE LAST JIMMY A Hip-Hop Musical Coming to Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County





A Hip-Hop Musical


“Dice Raw” of The Roots


Story by Phillip S. Brown

Music and Lyrics by “Dice Raw”


A hip-hop musical odyssey that explores the court and prison system through

the experience of young black males


January 12 at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

January 13 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25*

Carnival Studio Theater – Ziff Ballet Opera House


MIAMI, FL November 3, 2017 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to presentTHE LAST JIMMY, a contemporary hip-hop musical starring five-time Grammy Award-nominated rapper “Dice Raw” (Karl Jenkins) of the legendary The Roots crew. Written by Phillip S. Brown with music and lyrics by Dice Raw, THE LAST JIMMY explores mass incarceration and outlines the ills of the criminal justice system and prison industrial complex. The provocative musical will be performed in the Center’s intimate Carnival Studio Theater on January 12 and 13.


Tickets to THE LAST JIMMY are $25*. Tickets are available to Arsht Center Culturist members beginning November 6 and to the general public on November 10. All tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.


THE LAST JIMMY was inspired by Dice’s album, Jimmy’s Back, which was inspired by Dr. Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow. The musical addresses the growing crises of black male mass incarceration and illiteracy in America with an objective to transform the thinking and self-perception of young African-Americans in inner city communities and also within the hip-hop culture. THE LAST JIMMY encompasses all the fundamental elements of hip-hop culture and traditional theater: dance, acting, live music and singing.


The collaboration of distinguished artists who are a part of the creative team for THE LAST JIMMY were born and raised in Philadelphia and include: Dice Raw as the main character “Jimmy;” award-winning choreographer and founder of Pure Movement Dance Company, Rennie Harris; nationally and internationally acclaimed award-winning director and Freedom Theater Interim Artistic Director, Ozzie Jones; and Disney/BET writer and The Shipley School Theater Director, Phillip S. Brown.

THE LAST JIMMY was presented at The Kimmel Center, Freedom Theatre and The Prince Theater to sold-out audiences.

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.


About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 60,000 children each year. As Miami’s new Town Square, the Arsht Center also houses BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, a fine dining restaurant; the Café at Books & Books in the historic Carnival Tower and a weekly Farmers Market.


Visit www.arshtcenter.org for more information.

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