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“The Ideal Husband” is the second in a series of Gospel stage plays produced exclusively for broadcast on GMC.

In November 2010 I wrote about the first first, John Ruffin’s  play “Love Me or Leave Me,” in  “Love Me or Leave Me” Takes on Mothers Abandoning Children

GMC, America’s favorite channel for inspirational music and family entertainment, today announced the world television premiere of playwright John Ruffin’s hit stage play “The Ideal Husband” starring Darrin Dewitt Henson, Erica Hubbard Shirley Murdock and R&B artist Ginuwine. Filled with heartwarming humor, inspiring songs and the healing power of faith, “The Ideal Husband” is an unforgettable musical theater experience premiering exclusively on GMC on Saturday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. ET with encore broadcasts at 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Tracey Malone (Shanti Lowry) is overjoyed at finally being able to have her first child after eight years of marriage.  Her husband Devin (Henson), sidelined from the NFL by an injury, is eager to be a father as he builds up his strength and plans his return to the game. Despite financial stresses, Devin and Tracey’s life is a happy one until their stability is rocked by a secret from the past.  Tracey questions whether her world—and her husband—are as ideal as she once thought, and is forced to take stock of her marriage, her husband and her own heart as she searches for a way to maintain faith in herself, in their marriage and in their future.  A life-affirming comedy written and directed by John Ruffin, “The Ideal Husband” also stars Clifton Powell , and Jackee Harry.

‘“The Ideal Husband” brings endearing characters to life in a story that combines real-world heartache with joyous laughter,” says Leslie Chesloff, executive vice president of programming at GMC.  “It’s lively and fun, with terrific characters forced into compelling conflicts everyone can relate to and features songs that range from poignant to rollicking. ”

“The Ideal Husband” premiere’s on GMC on Saturday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. ET with encore broadcasts at 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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