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13 Aug 2011

Angela Dunlap’s hit stage play “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz?” this fall at the Merriam Theatre

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August 13, 2011 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

From Academy Award winning actress Sandra Bullock and Jesse James to America’s sweetheart Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, even the best of women can end up being hurt, betrayed and manipulated by the “bad boy.” Whether it’s love being blind or having a hard time seeing what’s right in front of your eyes, “good girls” liking “bad boys” is a topic at the forefront of everyday life. Now, the subject is reappearing on stages across the country with the re-launching of the hugely successful, top-grossing stage play—Angela Dunlap’s “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz?”


“Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz?” is an appeal to those women who are at a turning point in their life; those women who think “Mr. Right” will never come; and the families who have tried all they know to do and are basically at their wits end. It reveals the inward battle that exists in the minds of women who get so wrapped up in how he makes them feel, that they forfeit their future.


Angela Dunlap’s “Why Do Good Girls like Bad Boyz? tour hits Philly on Tuesday, September 27th at the Merriam Theater, 260 South Broad Street. The show will run until Sunday, October 2nd for 8 BIG SHOWS! Shows are scheduled for Tuesday – Friday @ 8 PM, Saturday @ 3 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday @ 3 PM & 7:30 PM. Tickets are available at the Kimmel Center Box Office, online at or via phone at 215-893-1999. For groups of 15 or more, call 215.790.5883. For additional information on the show log onto Other tour stops will include DC, Cleveland, Chicago & New York.


Nationally renowned playwright, director and producer, Angela Dunlap, is no stranger to the theatre world. She is what many have called “The Leading Lady of Urban Theatre.” After the success of Good Girls, Dunlap went on to write, direct and produce several hit stage plays, among them “Real Men Pray,” which starred singer Chico DeBarge, “I Won’t Be The Other Woman,” “My Sweet Potato Pie,” with double-platinum selling R&B artist Ginuwine and the long-running, top grossing mega hit stage play, “If These Hips Could Talk,” which starred legendary actor and icon Billy Dee Williams and actresses Lisa Raye, and Tichina Arnold. Most recently, Dunlap toured the stage plays, “My Brother Marvin,” which was based on the life and musical legacy of iconic singer Marvin Gaye and “Church Girl,” which starred Award-winning actress Robin Givens.


Bringing this unforgettable story back to the stage is a stellar cast of performers including Award-winning actors Leon (The Five Heartbeats, The Temptations & The Little Richard Story) & Clifton Powell (Ray, The Gospel, Next Friday & Friday After Next & Army Wives), actress Drew Sidora (Wild Hogs, Step Up, White Chicks & BET’s The Game) & actor Terrell Carter (Tyler Perry’s Diary of Mad Black Woman¸ “Madea’s Class Reunion” & “Meet The Browns”). Also returning to the stage in Angela Dunlap’s “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz ?” is urban theatre veteran and R&B singer Anthony Grant, who has starred in some of the urban theatre circuit’s hottest hit shows, including Tyler Perry’s “The Marriage Counselor” and “Why Did I Get Married?” and other hit shows by Angela Dunlap including “If These Hips Could Talk,” and “My Brother Marvin,” where he starred as Marvin Gaye.


Angela Dunlap’s “Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz?” is the explosive tale of one girl who knew better, but decided to become the woman her man wanted her to be. Shannon was daddy’s little girl and the pride and joy of her family. But, when she hit the college campus, she got caught up with the wrong man at the wrong time and her life took a terribly wrong turn. Whether it was his confidence or charm or the simple way he gave her everything her heart ever wanted or desired, Shannon fell for Silk and fell hard. Only time would tell if the values her parents taught her would one day be the weapon she would use to win the battle against the man that sought to destroy her.


“‘Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boyz?’ is infused with my personal experiences as a woman,” shared Dunlap. “But, my story isn’t rare, and that’s why it makes such an impact and hits home with so many people—men and women. For me, it boils down to wanting to produce shows that matter and writing plays that change lives. I can honestly say that this play truly empowers people from the stage, one laugh and one tear at a time. It still gives me goose bumps thinking about it after all these years.”

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