Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Aretha’ Sets Extravagant Premiere With Live Performances, Multi-city Drive-in Screenings

Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Aretha’ Sets Extravagant Premiere With Live Performances, Multi-city Drive-in Screenings
Exclusive: The Nat Geo network is pulling out all the stops for a March 11 world premiere of Genius: Aretha, the latest installment of its anthology series.

The event will be marked by a pre-show of performances, multi-city drive-in screenings, and a finale of Cynthia Erivo performing Aretha Franklin songs taped at the Greek Theater.

The event will include:

Spoken Word by Suzan-Lori Parks, showrunner of Genius: Aretha; Performances by trumpeter Marquis Hillon from the stage of the Apollo Theater, Bill Moss Jr. presents the Detroit Youth All-Star Choir, c-Live & AfroPunk Artists; Performances by Genius: Aretha actresses Antonique Smith, Patrice Covington & Rebecca Naomi Jones; Appearances by Brian Grazer and Courtney B. Vance; The World Premiere screening of Genius: Aretha: An exclusive performance of Aretha classics by Cynthia Erivo taped at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

The series will stage its regular network premiere on March 21 on Nat Geo.
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