DETROIT (WWJ) – Two of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces stopped by the WWJ Newsradio 950 studios this week on a promotional tour in support of the highly-anticipated new stage play “Things Your Man Won’t Do.” Three shows will be performed at the Detroit Opera House this Friday and Saturday.

As for what the play is about, the title says it all.

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“Things that a man won’t do, or won’t commit to, someone else will,” says one of the stars of the show, Wendy Raquel Robinson, who says the show will have audiences laughing, but — ladies — she has a message just for you.

“You cannot change a man ladies, and make him marry you,” she said. “You have to be patient, you know, and marriage is no joke, so be careful what you wish for and what you ask for cause it takes a lot of work.”

The play — which combines comedy and drama — is about relationships during a non-stop battle of the sexes.

“And beyond relationships, it’s about getting second chances,” Robinson added. “So many times in life, you know, we can blow things or mess things up because we didn’t make the right choices the first time and I think this is about that.”

One of her co-stars, the singer/actor known only as Leon, added:

“Ladies, now you know when I come to The D, I’m expecting to see y’all,” he said. “And I’m gonna be there, and it really wouldn’t be right if you weren’t there. Matter of fact, I wouldn’t even recognize The D if I didn’t see all the ladies that I know and don’t know.”

Also starring are Tichina Arnold (of “Martin” fame), Brian White and Tony Grant.

“Honey, he worth the ticket right there,” Robinson said of Grant. “Leon, too, but you know, don’t nobody sang (sic) like Tony Grant.”

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“Tony, yeah, he puts it down now,” Leon added.

“Things Your Man Won’t Do” is written, produced and directed by hitmaker Je’Caryous Johnson. Ticket information is available on Ticketmaster.

Leon (left) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (far right) visit Terri Lee at the WWJ Newsradio 950 studios in Detroit.

Leon (left) and Wendy Raquel Robinson (far right) visit Terri Lee at the WWJ Newsradio 950 studios in Detroit.


Once “Things Your Man Won’t Do” wraps up in Detroit, the production will head to Cleveland, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri and Washington, DC.

As for what’s next for Leon and Robinson, they both have big things in store.
Leon will be starring in an upcoming romantic comedy for Lions Gate titled, “I Really Hate My Ex.” He also just wrapped up production on, “Where Children Play,” what he describes as “a very serious drama” written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Leila Djansi. It’s scheduled for release in June. Also, after inking a deal with Spectra Music, he and his band “Leon & the Peoples” have a single and full-length CD, both titled “Love Is A Beautiful Thing,” which will be released later this year. He’s also looking forward to touring in support of the album. Get a sneak peek here!

Robinson also has plenty of projects keeping her busy. She just finished filming the final two seasons of “The Game,” the long-running series currently being shown Wednesday nights on BET. She also recently completed filming the highly-anticipated TV movie, “the Descendants.” She portrays the iconic role of Cruella DeVille, the first African-American actress to do so. The film will be shown on The Disney Channel in April.

Robinson also keeps busy with her non-profit, Amazing Grace Conservatory,” currently in its 18th year. More information on the organization can be found here.

She’s also reworking the word “twerk,” she says, to stand for “treat women equally, respectfully, kindly.”

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