Mar. 21, 2024









(MARCH 21, 2024 – Richmond, VA) – Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment, in collaboration with executive producer Ty James, is proud to announce the latest addition to the cast of "Super Freak: The Rick James Story" – the incomparable R&B sensation, Stokley. Known for his dynamic stage presence and undeniable talent, Stokley will step into the iconic role of Rick James, bringing to life the legendary singer's electrifying persona and timeless music.


"Super Freak: The Rick James Story" delves deep into the tumultuous life and extraordinary talent of the legendary musician, exploring the highs and lows of his career against the backdrop of his unforgettable hits. Audiences will be transported on a musical journey through James’ groundbreaking music and the compelling narrative of his life, filled with passion, excess, and undeniable talent. This new musical comes to Altria Theater on April 18, 2024, for one-night only.


Stokley, a GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, songwriter, and producer, is best known as the lead singer and drummer for the legendary R&B group Mint Condition. With a career spanning decades, Stokley has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music and continues to captivate audiences with his soulful performances. His latest album, "Sankofa," has garnered critical acclaim and produced multiple Billboard chart-topping singles.


Ty James, executive producer and daughter of the late Rick James, expressed her excitement about the latest casting announcement, stating, "I am so excited that we were able to cast such an amazing talented cast. I know playing my dad is stepping into some big shoes, but I am confident Stokley will kill it. My dad would be so proud."


Renowned playwright and producer Je’Caryous Johnson added, "It’s an honor to partner with Ty James to create, celebrate and cement the legacy and musical genius of Rick James with the world. We have such an amazing cast. I am so delighted to have Stokley, the voice of Mint Condition, bring the character of Rick James to life. It takes a talent such as Stokley who is a master of many instruments to fill the shoes of a maestro like Rick James. This musical will undoubtedly shock the world and open people's eyes to just how much of a Super Freakin’ genius Rick James was."


Tickets to see "Super Freak: The Rick James Story" are on sale at, by phone at (800) 514-3849 via Etix, or in-person at the Altria Theater Box Office, located at 6 N. Laurel Street, open Monday-Friday, 10AM-2PM local.


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About Je’Caryous Johnson

For almost two decades, Je’Caryous Johnson has transformed the world of Urban Theatre and propelled himself into mainstream notoriety and success. It all started for him with his forward thinking to turn African American romance novels into stage plays. The four-time National Championship Playwright is a recipient of the NAACP 2007 Trailblazer Award and is the youngest Producer/Playwright to garner national media attention. He was the first person to adapt an African American romance novel into a stage play. He was also the first person to write and produce a novel and a play, simultaneously.


To date over 3.5 million people have seen Johnson’s shows and they have grossed over $150 million dollars in revenue. Some of Johnson’s hit plays have included Men Cry in the Dark with Allen Payne, The Maintenance Man with Billy Dee Williams, Friends and Lovers and Cheaters with Grammy Award winning singer Brian McKnight, Johnson’s original productions include, Married But Single and Married But Single Too, which starred LisaRaye McCoy and Bill Bellamy, sold out from coast to coast and continued to garner Johnson a groundswell of support and fans. Even his most recent endeavors Redemption of A Dogg, adapted for the stage and based on the hit gospel album of hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg, Two Can Play That Game starring Vivica A. Fox, Set It Off starring Da Brat as Cleo, and New Jack City, starring Allen Payne, reprising his role as Gee Money and Naughty by Natures’ Treach, both based on the hit movies, continue to establish Johnson as a trailblazer and put him in a league of his own.


About Ty James

As the President of the Rick James estate, Ty James is wholeheartedly dedicated to honoring her father's musical contributions and ensuring his enduring impact on the history of music. She has joined forces with Showtime and Mass Appeal as an executive producer for the official documentary chronicling her father's life. The documentary premiered on September 3, 2021, offering an intimate and comprehensive portrayal of the legendary artist.

In addition to her involvement in the documentary, Ty James has launched a clothing line named after her father's band, "Stonecity." This clothing line serves as a tribute to Rick James funky style and his profound musical legacy. Furthermore, she has established a music label called Dreammakers Worldwide, inspired by one of Rick James' hit songs. Through this label, Ty aspires to sign and promote artists whose music carries deep meaning and touches hearts, transcending through decades, much like her father's music does.

Ty James embraces her role as a custodian of her father's musical heritage, actively working on various projects to honor Rick James' legacy and support the continuation of his influential musical impact.


About ASM Richmond

ASM Richmond is the Richmond, Virginia division of ASM Global, the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. The company manages three local venues including Altria Theater and Dominion Energy Center on behalf of the Richmond Performing Arts Corporation (RPAC) and Bon Secours Training Center on behalf of the Richmond Economic Development Authority. Previously known as SMG Richmond, the company became ASM Richmond in 2019 following the merger between its parent company, SMG Worldwide, and AEG Facilities. ASM Richmond oversees all facets of venue management including administration and finance, sales and marketing, event production and promotion, and facilities maintenance.

Apr. 18, 2024 Thursday

Super Freak: The Rick James Story

Event Starts 7:30 PM