PRESS ROOM: T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh Battles with Jesus in Harry Lennix’ New Gospel Musical Film

Revival! Opening in Theaters This Friday December 7th

Los Angeles, CA December 3, 2018 – Actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh is part of an all-star line-up in the new gospel musical, Revival!, (www.revivalthemovie.com) an imaginative retelling of the gospel according to John the Apostle featuring original and contemporary gospel music, which is being embraced by churches all over the country.  The film’s world premiere takes place on Tuesday, December 3, 2018 at The Museum of The Bible, 400 4th Street SW, Washington, DC. The evening will begin with a VIP cocktail reception and red carpet at 6pm, followed by performances featuring the film’s stars in advance of the evening’s 7:30 screening.

Revival! opens on Friday, December 7, 2018 in theaters in or near New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, DC, Detroit, Dallas and Los Angeles. In January, it will expand to screens in Memphis, Baltimore, New Orleans, Norfolk, St. Louis, San Francisco, Cleveland, Orlando, Boston, Tampa, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.

The all-star cast includes 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Siedah Garrett, Mali Music, T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, Dawnn Lewis, Niki J. Crawford, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Paula Newsome, Victoria Gabrielle Platt, Harry Lennix (Blacklist), Roland Buck III (Chicago Med), and Broadway’s Chester Gregory.  Keymáh will be among the films stars appearing at the film’s world premiere in DC, at Atlanta’s Word of Faith Church (212 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168) on Dec. 6th, Fountain of Praise & Windsor Village churches in Houston on December 9, and in Detroit on December 11.

Keymáh, known world-wide for her television roles on Fox’s Emmy Award-winning ‘In Living Color,’ Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’ and CBS’s ‘Cosby,’ recently played Johnny Carson’s gate keeping secretary in her seventh series, Paul Reiser’s comedy “There’s… Johnny,” now airing on Hulu.  She is also the author of the popular coffee table book, Natural Woman / Natural Hair.

A licensed minister, Keymáh was eager to join her long-time friend and fellow Chicago native Harry Lennix on Revival, eventually serving as Co-Executive Producer of the film, along with actor Steve Harris.  “This film is important on so many levels,” Keymáh said.  “I don’t think you can watch the film and not leave the theater excited, engaged and uplifted.  Revival reaches back and forth in time to underline themes and challenges faced by humans throughout the ages.  I’m proud to have been a part of it, and to have helped to bring forth such an inspirational story.” 

Revival! was directed by Danny Green and Obba Babatunde from a screenplay by Lennix and Holly Carter. Original music score and arrangements are by Mali Music, ELEW, Donald Lawrence and Abdul Robinson Royal.  Lennix, Carter and David C. Waite are producing the film through Merge-XJR: Exponent, Jupiter Film Group and Relevé Entertainment.  The film is distributed by TriCoast Entertainment Worldwide. For more information please visit www.revivalthemovie.com.

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