The life and times of Marvin Gaye is coming to the theater world. Gaye’s life is the inspiration for a new play, My Brother Marvin, spearheaded by his sister, Zeola “Sweetsie” Gaye. My Brother Marvin is set to run at Detroit’s Fisher Theater.
My Brother Marvin is said to provide behind-the-scenes insights in the life of the “Let’s Get It On” singer. “Through the years, I became taken aback and disappointed with everything that had been written, said and published about my family, especially my brother Marvin that wasn’t accurate,” Zeola Gaye said in a press release. The cast for the show includes Lynn Whitfield in the role of Gaye’s mother and Keith Washington as the singer himself. “In the play, I simply wanted to set the record straight. I wanted to leave a true account about Marvin the man and our family. People need to know what really happened and Marvin would want his fans to really know what happened. We are finally bringing the truth the world needs and must know,” Zeola added in her press release. My Brother Marvin debuts tonight at 8 p.m. For more information or two purchase tickets, click here.