19 December 2012 12:05 PM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

HBO is planning to bring more Broadway to your television.The Hollywood Reporter reported that the pay cable channel has given a script commitment to an hourlong television adaptation of “Stick Fly,” playwright Lydia R. Diamond’s original Broadway play about the secrets, prejudices, rivalries, and infidelities that are exposed during a wealthy African-American family’s weekend getaway in Martha’s Vineyard.Diamond is adapting the screenplay and will also executive produce with Alicia Keys and Nelle Nugent, who were among the producers of the Broadway production.“Stick Fly” opened Dec. 8, 2011, at the Cort Theatre and ran for 93 performances, closing Feb. 26, 2012. The cast of the Broadway production featured Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Condola Rashad, who earned a Tony nomination for her performance. Casting for the HBO version has not been announced.HBO has had success in the past by adapting theater for television, with TV »

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