June 29th, 2011
03:56 PM ET
Madame Tussauds is in the business of making wax figures that resemble their famous counterparts but the job they did on Alicia Keys' statue went so well, the multiple Grammy winner could hardly believe her eyes.
"I was looking close up: It's like my eyebrows are for real, and it's like my eyes are for real, and the bone structure of my chin," Keys goes on, "like, 'Look, that's my chin! That's my jaw!'
The new mom is leaving her mark on another part of NYC as well - the Great White Way.
Keys announced earlier this week that she's co-producing "Stick Fly," a production penned by Lydia R. Diamond about the LeVays, an affluent black family who go to visit their Martha's Vineyard home for a summer weekend. The two LeVay brothers, novelist Kent and plastic surgeon Flip, each bring along a girlfriend to the getaway, one black and one white. As a result, an exploration of class, race and identity ensues in what's being called "a contemporary comedy of manners."
Keys said in a statement announcing her production role, "This is a story that everybody can relate to. I'm passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don't often get to see in entertainment. I know it will touch all audiences, who will find a piece of themselves somewhere inside this house."
The play opens on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in December.
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