Houston’s Theatre Under The Stars’s TUTS Underground will present the world premiere of a new musical featuring a score by Melissa Manchester (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter) and Sharon Vaughn titled SWEET POTATO QUEENS. The Musical is loosely based on the life-story of #1 New York Times best-selling author and SPQ founder, Jill Conner Browne and featuring a collaboration with Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and bookwriter Rupert Holmes.
Holmes is the first person in theatrical history to solely win Tony® Awards for Best Book and Best Music and Lyrics, and Best Musical for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. For his play Say Goodnight, Gracie, he earned a 2004 National Broadway Theater Award and a Best Play Tony® nomination. He most recently was represented on Broadway by Curtains, winning several awards and 8 Tony® nominations.