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Gossiponthis is reporting that Madea hasn’t gone on the road in nearly 5 years but according to the pistol toting grandma’s creator Tyler Perry himself, all of that is going to change! The 40-year-old filmmaker announced via his official website that Madea’s role will be reprised in a new stage play called “Madea’s Big Happy Family” and the first show kicks off on January 5th 2010 and lasts all the way up until May (though more dates will probably be added later)!

Big Announcement!

I wanted to tell you this before the tickets went on sale in most places…. Madea is officially going on tour! That’s right, a Madea play, live on tour! I have managed to carve out about a year to go on the road and see you all again. I gotta tell you, I have missed you. There is nothing like a live performance and if you’ve never seen a Madea play, then you haven’t seen Madea at all. It is an experience, just ask someone who’s seen it…..SMILE

It’s been 5 years since I’ve been on the road and the timing just happened to fall right into place. I needed to get away from Hollywood for a second…clear my head. There is no better way to do that than to come out and see your faces and be reminded of where this all started. The show is called MADEA’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY. I’m going to come through as many cities as I can. I know I can’t get to all of them but I’ll try and get as close as I can. Get your tickets early! I want you to have the opportunity to get good seats first before the rest of the country hears about the advertising, ok?

I can’t wait to see you! This play is going to be amazing!

I’ll see you soon.
Tyler Perry

The last play that featured Madea in a leading role was “Madea Goes to Jail,” which toured the country back in 2005. The play was later turned into a film and released to theaters in February 2009.

Continue reading for the current tour dates to see if Madea and her big happy family will be coming to your city! We love Madea and we absolutely CANNOT WAIT to see this!!!

Jan 4th, 2010
El Paso, TX
Don Haskins Center

Jan 5th, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
Dodge Theatre

Jan 6th, 2010
San Diego, CA
San Diego Sports Arena

Jan 9th, 2010
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

Jan 10th, 2010
Portland, OR
Memorial Coliseum

Jan 12th, 2010
Fresno, CA
Selland Arena

Jan 13th, 2010
Sacramento, CA
Arco Arena

Jan 14th – 16th, 2010
Oakland, CA
Paramount Theatre

Jan 19th – 24th, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
Kodak Theatre

Jan 27th – 31st, 2010
New York, NY
WaMu at Madison Square Garden

Feb 2nd, 2010
Florence, SC
Civic Center

Feb 3rd – 5th, 2010
Raleigh, NC
RBC Center

Feb 6th, 2010
Fayetteville, NC
Crown Center Coliseum

Feb 7th, 2010
Charlotte, NC
Cricket Arena

Feb 9th, 2010
Macon, GA
Macon Centreplex

Feb 10th – 11th, 2010
Charleston, SC
North Charleston Coliseum

Feb 12th – 13th, 2010
Columbia, SC
Colonial Life Arena

Feb 14th, 2010
Columbus, GA
Columbus Civic Center

Feb 16th – 17th, 2010
Jacksonville, FL
Veterans Memorial Arena

Feb 18th, 2010
Chattanooga, TN
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium

Feb 19th – 20th, 2010
Winston Salem, NC
Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Feb 21st, 2010
Richmond, VA
Richmond Coliseum

Feb 24th – 25th, 2010
Nashville, TN
Municipal Auditorium

Feb 27th – 28th, 2010
Memphis, TN
Orpheum Theatre

Mar 2nd – 6th, 2010
Chicago, IL
Arie Crown Theatre

Mar 9th, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center

Mar 10th, 2010
Omaha, NE
Qwest Center

Mar 11th, 2010
Wichita, KS
Wichita Convention Hall

Mar 12th – 14th, 2010
Dallas, TX
Nokia Theatre

Mar 16th, 2010
Milwaukee, WI
US Cellular Arena

Mar 19th – 21st, 2010
Hartford, CT
The Bushnell Theatre

Mar 24th, 2010
Augusta, GA
James Brown Arena

Mar 25th – 26th, 2010
Greenville, SC
Bi-Lo Center

Mar 27th, 2010
Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Civic Center

Mar 28th, 2010
Mobile, AL
Mobile Civic Ctr Arena

Apr 6th, 2010
Dayton, OH
Nutter Center

Apr 7th, 2010
Cincinnati, OH
Cintas Center

Apr 8th, 2010
Louisville, KY
Freedom Hall

Apr 9th – 11th, 2010
Chicago, IL
Arie Crown Theatre

Apr 13th – 14th, 2010
Savannah, GA
Savannah Civic Center

Apr 15th – 18th, 2010
Atlanta, GA
Fox Theatre

Apr 20th – 21st, 2010
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk Constant Center

Apr 22nd – 25th, 2010
Baltimore, MD
Lyric Theatre

Apr 25th, 2010
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center

Apr 27th – May 2nd, 2010
Philadelphia, PA
Liacouras Center

Apr 27th, 2010
Buffalo, NY
HSBC Arena

May 4th, 2010
Columbus, OH
Nationwide Arena

May 5th, 2010
Toledo, OH
Lucas County Arena

May 6th – 9th, 2010
Detroit, Michigan
Fox Theatre Detroit

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