Anika Noni Rose Returns to Stage Roots


The Princess and the Frog star co-creates and produces the musical Morgan Street.

Posted: 03/29/2011 01:05 PM EDT

Actress Anika Noni Rose is continuing her star turns on the big and small screens and theater worlds. is reporting that the Tony award-winning actress has co-created and is starring in and producing her first stage production, the musical Morgan Street, which will be mounted in a private, invitation-only presentation on March 31. The play tells the story of an adopted child searching for his birth parents and identity. This journey is buoyed by a combination of musical genres including pop, Native American, blues, r&b and folk music.

Morgan Street also stars Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Brandon Victor Dixon, plus Christian Campbell. Rose, currently guest starring in a reoccurring role on the hit CBS drama The Good Wife, also co-wrote the music featured in the production.

Her last big screen appearance was in the 2010 Tyler Perry directed all-star ensemble film For Colored Girls. Rose’s Broadway credits include Caroline or Change, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Footloose.

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