Vanessa Simmons Stars In New Play

Reverend Run's daughter stars in Off-Broadway play from award-winning director and playwright.

Actor, playwright and Obie Award winner, J. Kyle Manzay [American Gangster, Law & Order], presents his newest work – The Actor’s Rap. This Hip Hop-infused comedy stars Manzay, Michael Newman and Vanessa Simmons. Simmons, daughter of Reverend Run [of Run-DMC] plays “Lil’ Tease” in this play where pop culture meets satire.

The plot examines downward spiral of an African-American actor, played by Manzay who loses roles to a famous rapper-turned-actor. Viewers will find themselves involved in a hilarious sequence of events ensue and all involved with have an uproariously grand time.

For those in the New York area, opening night is on Friday, February 8th at the Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center [55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street]. The show starts at 8pm, Thursday thru Saturday, with two shows on the weekend at 3pm and 8pm.

Tickets are on sale now for $45 for the general public and $25 for college students who present a valid student ID. To purchase tickets, call 866-811-4111 or visit

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