During a recent JET magazine Twitter Q&A, a fan asked Kandi when she’d take her musical on a nationwide tour. Kandi replied, “I'm still trying to put that together.” She has a lot going on right now — give her a chance to get married first! — but it’s good to hear fans outside Atlanta might be able to see the production.
A Mother’s Love is loosely based on Kandi’s own life, and it was put together in partnership with her soon-to-be-hubby Todd. “We talked first about a movie,” Kandi said on her site, “then thought a play would be easier. It was not.” She wrote 18 songs for the musical, which was inspired by her own relationship with Mama Joyce: “A mom who wants the best for her daughter but she doesn’t think her man is the best for her. We did turn it around a bit. The mother in the musical used to be in a singing group. My mom was never in a group.”
The Mama Joyce/Todd drama will continue in this Sunday’s episode, when Todd tries to reach an understanding with his future mother-in-law and she reveals that she never stopped liking him, she just stopped respecting him. There’s a mother’s love for you!
Will you see Kandi’s play, if it comes to your area?