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Robin Givens and Leon to Star in Nationally Touring Gospel Stage Play


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Ericka Nicole Malone’s “In Love with Tyrone” to Visit Nine Cities This Fall

Cincinnati, OH —July 19, 2012— Stars Robin Givens and Leon may be coming to a theatre near you. This fall, both will star in Ericka Nicole Malone’s “In Love with Tyrone”, set to make a nine-city tour starting in September. Givens will play the role of Danetta, a wife left to pick up the pieces after discovering her husband Tyrone’s affair with her best friend. Leon will star as Sullivan, a dark mobster determined to recover the money Tyrone owes him. A play about a cheater exposed and a schemer’s demise, the plot journeys through pain and bitterness to renewal and redemption as Danetta rediscovers her faith and values.

“Robin and Leon bring a whole new presence to the stage that makes for a gripping performance,” Malone said. “You get lost in their characters as you identify with Danetta’s denial and fear Sullivan’s wrath.”

Givens is best known for television series “Head of the Class” and movies “Boomerang”, “Head of State”, “Blankman” and Tyler Perry’s “The Family that Preys.” Recently, she has had a recurring role on USA Network’s “Burn Notice” and made an appearance in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” On the stage, she has starred as Roxie Hart in the Broadway production of “Chicago” and performed in the off-Broadway version of the “The Vagina Monologues.”

“I knew Robin was the perfect fit for the transformative role that is Danetta,” Malone said. “Her ability to combine vulnerability with strength makes her relatable to women everywhere.”



Leon is best known for “Cool Runnings”, “Cliffhanger”, “Above the Rim”, “The Temptations” and “The Five Heartbeats”. Voted by AOL Black Voices in 2011 as one of the sexiest actors of all time, he also appeared on NBC’s “Crossing Jordan” and was first noticed in Madonna’s music video for “Like a Prayer.”

Opposite both stars is gospel-recording artist Brian Lamont as Tyrone. Initially seen as a debonair businessman, his role is testament that things do not always appear as they seem.

For more information about the play and Ericka Nicole Malone, visit www.InLoveWithTyrone.com.


About Ericka Nicole Malone


You’ve seen Tyler Perry’s hilarious work and David Talbert’s gripping plays, but the buzz of an emergence of a female voice is beginning to be heard around the country. Ericka Nicole Malone has written, directed and produced more than nine stage plays including “I Feel Like Praising Him” and “You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down.” Her latest project and tenth stage play, “In Love With Tyrone”, is making a nine-city tour in fall of 2012. For additional information, visit www.InLoveWithTyrone.com

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Roeser is the founder, owner and president of The Eisen Agency – Cincinnati’s largest and highest rated Public Relations Firm. He served as the 2005 president of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and for several years on its Board of Directors. He is the founder of the chapter’s Blacksmith Awards Program. Roeser is the national chairman of the Public Relations Agency Owners Association, and serves on several boards and committees. He founded The Eisen Agency’s Operation: Outreach program which provides non profit groups professional marketing services pro bono, and he is also the founder of the Rodger Roeser Scholarship Fund, which provides dollars to minority and other graduating high school students seeking to enter a career in journalism or public relations. Roeser is an award winning print, radio and television journalist and has worked in both agency side and corporate side public relations. He is a graduate of Kent State University and holds a degree in broadcast news. He continues to write for a number of publications, and also is the host of the award winning audio podcast “That Marketing Show,” and the host of online webside series Business Focus.

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