Cincinnati diners serenaded by Gabrielle Union-Wade and Michael K. Williams

Posted at 9:21 AM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 19:58:15-05

CINCINNATI -- Patrons at Prime Cincinnati got a special treat Thursday night -- a sweet serenade by Gabrielle Union-Wade and Michael K. Williams, both stars of Emilio Estevez' Cincinnati-shot film, "The Public."

Nelson Castillo, managing partner of the downtown restaurant, posted videos of the two stars singing The Commodores' "Easy Like Sunday Morning." The man in the middle, Keenan West, was singing on stage, saw the stars and invited them to join him. West is a professional music artist and national bully prevention educator/entertainer.

Union-Wade also snapchatted herself and Williams singing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" on stage at the restaurant. Cincinnati Comedian Gary Owen was also shown in Union-Wade's Snapchat. His BET reality show "The Gary Owen Show" just finished its first season.

Union-Wade and Williams -- who played iconic drug dealer Omar Little in HBO series “The Wire” -- is joined by Jeffery Wright -- who recently starred in the HBO series “Westworld” -- and Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling -- Piper Chapman from "Orange is the New Black" -- Jena Malone, Che "Rhymefest" Smith and Alec BaldwinEmilio Estevez, who wrote the film, also will direct. 

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"The Public" centers around a standoff with police and library officials at the Downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County after patrons, many homeless and mentally ill, turn the library into an impromptu shelter for one night during a brutal cold snap.

Entertainment reporter Brian Mains and Entertainment Editor Tasha Stewart contributed to this report.