You’ve probably realized by now that Ciara’s “Mama I Want to Sing” didn’t hit theatres Spring 2008 as planned. The film, based on the hit off-Broadway stage play by Vy Higginsen, was loosely based on the career of Higginsen’s late sister, R&B vocalist Doris Troy, whose big hit was 1963’s ‘Just One Look.’ The musical ran for eight years at Harlem’s Heckscher Theater, making it the longest-running off-Broadway black theater musical in history.
Ciara was chosen to play the vocalist in the film alongside Lynn Whitfield as her mother. Now after several delays and reshoots, the film will finaly make its world premiere as the closing night selection at the 13th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York on september 26th.
Check out the official trailer below: