Diamond’s ‘Stick Fly’ bound for HBO?


Lydia R. Diamond’s “Stick Fly” went from being a hit at the Huntington Theatre Company to Broadway — and now it’s reportedly headed to the small screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO has signed the local playwright to adapt “Stick Fly” into an hourlong drama. A tale of class, race, and family tensions at the Martha’s Vineyard vacation home of a well-off black family, “Stick Fly” was hailed by the Globe as “laugh-out-loud funny” and “achingly painful” at the Huntington. Diamond, an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Theatre and former Huntington Playwriting Fellow, will executive produce the HBO project with two co-producers of the Broadway show, Alicia Keys and Nelle Nugent, the report said.

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