*ATLANTA – GMC TV, America’s favorite channel for uplifting family entertainment, presents the original GMC World Premiere Stage Play “Between Sisters,” starring Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Shameless,” “Rizzoli & Isles”), Terri J. Vaughn (Daddy’s Little Girls, “Meet the Browns,”), Denyce Lawton (“House of Payne”), KD Aubert (Soul Plane, “In Sickness and In Health”) and Denice Boutte (Why Did I Get Married, “Everybody Hates Chris”). The heartwarming story of a splintered familyunited, “Between Sisters” makes its world television premiere exclusively on GMC TV on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
Based on an original screenplay written by Cas Sigers Beedles (A Cross to Bear, “Sugar Mommas,” “If You Really Love Me”) and directed by Roger Melvin (“The Love You Save,” “If You Really Love Me”), “Between Sisters” tells the powerfully moving story of Lillian (Calloway), a loving wife and devoted mother of two daughters, whose troubled childhood and sorted past catches up with her. In a divine twist of fate, when her two estranged daughters from teen pregnancies are found some 30 years later, reuniting a fractured family, Lillian is forced to come to terms with the past she has desperately tried to forget, the family she raised and with herself.
“This story is one that truly comes from the heart,” says Leslie Glenn Chesloff, GMC’s executive vice president of programming. “’Between Sisters’ embraces the themes we value here at GMC – faith, family and forgiveness. We provide it to our audience in a fresh way through our original stage play series and we are proud to continue to bring these warm and heartfelt stories to our viewers.”
The GMC World Premiere Stage Play “Between Sisters” stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Shameless,” “Rizzoli & Isles”), Terri J. Vaughn (“Meet the Browns,” Daddy’s Little Girls), Denyce Lawton (“House of Payne”) and KD Aubert (“In Sickness and In Health,” Soul Plane). Screenplay by Cas Sigers Beedles (“A Cross to Bear,” “If You Really Love Me”). Directed by Roger Melvin (“The Love You Save,” “If You Really Love Me”).
GMC’s “Between Sisters” is produced by Swirl Films’ Eric Tomosunas, who has produced and taped numerous stage plays and feature-length films for television and DVD including, 35 & Ticking, Love for Sale, A Mother’s Prayer, There’s a Stranger in My House, “Love Me or Leave Me,” “The Ideal Husband,” “The Love You Save” and “Sugar Mommas.”
“Between Sisters” is the tenth original gospel stage play to air in GMC’s hit series following the success of GMC productions “Love Me or Leave Me,” “The Ideal Husband,” “She’s Not Our Sister,” “The Love You Save,” “Sugar Mommas,” “If You Really Love Me,” “For Richer For Poorer,” “From This Day Forward” and “In Sickness and In Health.” GMC is the only network producing the popular medium and bringing it to a broad television audience.
ABOUT GMC TV
GMC TV, (www.watchGMCtv.com) based in Atlanta, is America’s favorite network for uplifting music and family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies, series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. The GMC TV brand is reflected in “Uplift Someone,” the network’s successful pro-social initiative. GMC TV can be seen in more than 61 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DIRECTV on channel 338, DISH Network on channel 188, and Verizon FiOS on channel 224.
ABOUT VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY
Vanessa Bell Calloway is a stage, screen and television actress whose tremendous staying power is a testament to her talent. A fan favorite, her work has garnered critical acclaim, earning Calloway eight NAACP Image Award nominations.
Best known for her roles in the box office smashes Coming to America with Eddie Murphy and What’s Love Got to Do with It starring opposite Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, Calloway has also starred in films, Biker Boyz, Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Daylight, The Inkwell, Crimson Tide, The Brothers, Cheaper By The Dozen, Lakeview Terrace and voiced the lead female role in the animatedfeature Bebe’s Kids. Her television films include: A Private Affair, Red Sneakers, Love Song, Memphis, The Cherokee Kid, America’s Dream: The Boy Who Painted Christ Black and The Temptations, which earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination.
An accomplished dancer, Calloway was in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls.” She also starred and performed in the television productions of “Polly, Polly Coming Home” and “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” which were all directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. Calloway lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 25 years Dr. Anthony Calloway, an anesthesiologist, and she has two daughters, Ashley and Alexandra.
Evelyn Santana – BazanPR