Je’Caryous Johnson’s “Cheaper To Keep Her” Tour | Starting Sept 18th, 2010

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I’m Ready Productions and Foxy Brown
Productions in Association with L. Richardson Entertainment Present
Je’Caryous Johnson’s ‘Cheaper to Keep Her’ National Tour

HOUSTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ — The hit comedy stage play Je’Caryous Johnson’s Cheaper to Keep Her will kick off on the West Coast beginning September 18, 2010 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Executive Producers Je’Caryous Johnson and Gary Guidry,
founders of I’m Ready Productions, Inc., and Foxy Brown Productions in
Association with L. Richardson Entertainment announced today more than
30 national tour dates.

“Je’Caryous and I are honored to work again with Vivica A. Fox and Lita Richardson on a production,” said Gary Guidry,
executive producer and president of I’m Ready Productions. “As
co-producers, Vivica and Lita bring great ideas and creative innovation
to the project.”

Cheaper to Keep Her is
the twelfth play in a series of box office breaking, critically
acclaimed stage plays from NAACP Award-winning writer and director
Je’Caryous Johnson. Cheaper to Keep Her stars R&B sensation Brian McKnight and multi-faceted actress Vivica A. Fox. Cheaper to Keep Her also stars the debonair heartthrob Christian Keyes (lead actor – Tyler Perry‘s Madea Goes to Jail), comedian Jonathan Slocumb, and comedian Gary “G-Thang” Johnson.

R&B crooner Brian McKnight is not only receiving rave reviews for his acting, but his performance of classic hits and new songs is thrilling crowds.

“We are very thankful to the fans and to everyone who came out to see Cheaper to Keep Her
in the debut cities,” said Je’Caryous Johnson, CEO and chairman of I’m
Ready Productions. “The positive feedback was overwhelming.  So much so,
we have listened and are bringing the play to multiple cities across
the nation. I hope everyone continues to enjoy the play and are blessed
by the message.”

Cheaper to Keep Her is the story of a seemingly perfect marriage in the midst of collapse. In Cheaper to Keep Her, Raymond MaysBrian McKnight) splits with his wife Morgan Mays (Vivica A. Fox).
When Raymond hires his best friend Joey to be his lawyer, and Morgan
hires her catty cousin Koren as counsel, a legal boxing match explodes
over their divorce. When Morgan walks away with everything, Raymond and
Joey scheme to stop paying alimony by getting Morgan hitched again. But
did Raymond ever stop loving Morgan? Can he stand to see her with
someone else? As ex-husband and ex-love face off with each other, broken
hearts will get revenge, karma could kill, and infidelity can become
infectious as hearts and marital matrimony collide only to discover
whether it’s cheaper to keep her.

Cheaper to Keep Her tickets are available through Ticketmaster outlets. For group ticket sales, please call 1-800.745.3000.

*2010 Cheaper To Keep Her Tour Dates

(as of August 27, 2010)

Las Vegas, NV, Planet Hollywood, September 18

Phoenix, AZ, Dodge Theater, September 19

Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Theater, September 21

Fresno, CA, Saroyan Theatre, September 22

Oakland, CA, Paramount Theatre, September 23-25

Sacramento, CA, Memorial Auditorium, September 26

Los Angeles, CA, Wiltern Theater, September 30 – October 2

San Diego, CA, Spreckles Theatre, October 3

Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Civic Center, October 6

Raleigh, NC, Memorial Auditorium, October 7

Greensboro, NC, War Memorial Auditorium, October 8

Portsmouth, VA, Willett Hall, October 9-10

Detroit, MI, Music Hall Center, October 12-17

Omaha, NE, Omaha Music Hall, October 19

Wichita, KS, Century II PAC, October 20

Kansas City, MO, Music Hall, October 21-22

St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena, October 23

Nashville, TN, Tennessee PAC, October 24

Toronto, Canada, IN, Massey Hall, October 26

Albany, NY, Palace Theater, October 27

Harrisburg, PA, Forum, October 28

New Haven, CT, Shubert Theater, October 29-30

Boston, MA, Wang Theater, October 31

Greenville, SC, Peace Center, November 2

Macon, GA, Macon Centreplex, November 3

Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Civic Center, November 4-6

Augusta, GA, Bell Auditorium, November 7

Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater, November 9-14

Youngstown, OH, Powers Auditorium, November 16

Toledo, OH, Stranahan Theatre, November 17

Chicago, IL, Arie Crown Theatre, November 18-20

Baltimore, MD, Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State, January 27-30, 2011

Cheaper to Keep Her will continue to tour in 2011. Tour cities include: New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Miami, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Orlando, FL; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Little Rock, AR; and New Orleans, LA.

* For the latest tour updates and information, visit

About I’m Ready Productions, Inc.

in 1995, I’m Ready Productions (“I’m Ready”) is a national, minority
owned, theatre, television, feature film and music production company
based in Houston. Owned by 2007 NAACP Trailblazer award winners Je’Caryous Johnson and Gary Guidry,
I’m Ready is known for its soul-stirring plays. Breaking box office
records, more than two million people in over 50 cities have turned out
for I’m Ready plays. From turning bestselling African-American novels
into plays, to approaching Hollywood‘s
hottest stars for its productions, I’m Ready’s approach is fearless and
outside-of-the-box, changing the face of American touring theatre. Visit for more information.


Margo Williams Handy, MWH Public Relations

281.213.9554, 832.492.2407 or

I’m Ready Productions, Inc.

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