Tyler Perry’s inspirational journey from the hard streets of New Orleans to the heights of Hollywood’s A-list is the stuff of American legend. Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Perry fought from a young age to find the strength, faith and perseverance that would later form the foundations of his much-acclaimed plays, films, books and shows.
In the year 2000, I Can Do Bad All By Myself marked the first appearance of the now-legendary Madea. The God-fearing, gun-toting, pot-smoking, loud-mouthed grandmother, Madea, was played by Perry himself. Madea was such a resounding success, she soon spawned a series of plays – Madea’s Family Reunion (2002), Madea’s Class Reunion (2003), Madea Goes To Jail (2005) – and set the stage for Perry’s jump to the big screen. In 2015 Perry returned to the stage, performing his new original play, Madea on the Run, to sold out audiences across the United States.
In early 2005, Perry’s first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide. His ensuing films, Madea’s Family Reunion, Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet The Browns, The Family That Preys, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Why Did I Get Married Too?, For Colored Girls, Madea’s Big, Happy Family, Good Deeds and Madea’s Witness Protection have all been met with massive commercial success, delighting audiences across America and around the world.
In 2016, Perry reprised the role of “Madea” in Lionsgate’s smash-hit Boo! A Madea Halloween, which spent two weeks at number one on the US box office. The sequel to the film was released in October 2017 and took top spot at the box office on opening weekend. Perry is currently in post-production for his newest movie with Lionsgate, A Madea Family Funeral, which will bring his popular character back to the big screen for her final moment. The movie is set to hit screens in March 2019.
The Madea’s Farewell Tour Package ($75) includes the following exclusive show merchandise:
- Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” Tote bag
- Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” Water bottle
- Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” Keychain
- Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” Stylus pen
- Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” t-shirt
Merchandise is subject to change and availability. Requires the separate purchase of a ticket to the performance.