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BET Plus to Stream 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play'

BET Plus will stream the stage play Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play on Aug. 27, the service said Wednesday.

The play, Perry's final stage run as the iconic character Madea, pulls together many of the characters portrayed in Perry's Madea-themed movies and plays for family gathering, according to the service.

"Tyler Perry’s Madea burst onto the scene and entered our hearts over 20 years ago and we are honored to share this final stage performance with BET+ subscribers,” said Devin Griffin, General Manager, BET+. “Now, more than ever, is the time to celebrate family and unity and Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play does just that.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.