Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam is slated to
tour internationally this summer, kicking off in the United Kingdom in August.
"The original cast is slated to go,"
Executive Producer Stan Lathan told Playbill. "We're going to go to Edinburgh
in August and probably to London right after that, then there's the U.S. tour."
Black Ice, Staceyann Chin, Steve Colman, Mayda
Del Valle, Suheir Hammad, Georgi Me, Lemon, Poetri and Beau Sia will all be
featured on the international tour.
Poems from the stage show will also be featured
in a book that will hit shelves in August.