Dule Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Condola Rashad are to star in the Broadway premiere of "Stick Fly," producers said.

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Previews of Lydia R. Diamond's play, which is being produced by recording star Alicia Keys, are to begin Nov. 18 with Kenny Leon directing.

Opening night is scheduled for Dec. 8 at Manhattan's Cort Theatre.

"My producing partners and I are thrilled to have such a strong and talented ensemble cast assembled," Keys said in a statement Wednesday.

"Having this incredible group of actors to help bring Lydia's beautiful play to life is going to take Broadway's wattage to the next level."