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Big News from Broadway

September 28, 2021, 5:39.01 pm ET


Photo: Greg Williams                                                                        

The doors of the Great White Way are not just open, but they are revolving, with new productions (and new casting) being announced.

Jeremy O. Harris’ groundbreaking work “Slave Play,” which received 12 Tony Award nominations, will return to Broadway, this time at the August Wilson Theater. Performances begin on Tuesday, November 23 for a strictly limited eight-week engagement through Sunday, January 23, 2022. The production will once again be directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, and feature a mix of original cast members (including Paul Alexander Nolan and Ato Blankson-Wood) alongside Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, who will play the leading role of Kaneisha.

Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper will join fellow Tony winner LaChanze in the Broadway premiere of Alice Childress’ “Trouble in Mind,” which starts performance on October 29 at the Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater. The production, to be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, will also feature Michael Zegen, Danielle Campbell, Jessica Frances Dukes, Brandon Micheal Hall, Simon Jones, Alex Mickiewicz and Don Stephenson.

Looking far ahead, three recent additions to the Spring 2022 calendar have already been announced: Film superstar Daniel Craig and actress Ruth Negga (above) will team for a new production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” which will begin performances on March 29 at the Lyceum Theatre; the hit musical “Beetlejuice” will re-open on April 8 at the Marquis Theatre; and Lincoln Center Theater will present a rare Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder’s landmark play “The Skin of Our Teeth,” beginning March 31 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.