Broadway: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN (Golden Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on June 22, 2021

in Theater-New York

Tickets go on sale today to the general public for Thoughts of a Colored Man on Broadway by visiting Telecharge or by calling 800 447 7400. The limited engagement will begin previews Friday, October 1 and open Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The new play by Keenan Scott II & directed by Steve H. Broadnax III — who helmed the world premiere of Katori Hall’s The Hot Wing King which last week received the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama —   becomes the first new show to take up Broadway residence since theaters shut down last March.

Thoughts of a Colored Man is the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III .

The ensemble cast will feature Dyllón Burnside (“Pose”), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Da’Vinchi (“Black Mafia Family”), Luke James ( “The Chi”), Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), Tristan “Mack” Wilds (“The Wire”), and Keith David (Seven Guitars).

As the sun rises on a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, seven Black men are about to discover the extraordinary – together. By Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm, and humor into a daringly universal new play. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st century.

This richly theatrical mosaic shines brilliant light onto these men, a tight-knit brotherhood, revealing their most triumphant selves. Their vibrant and vulnerable experiences and feelings reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. They reveal the deeply human hopes, joys, sorrows, fears, and dreams of all men, all people.

The creative team for Thoughts of a Colored Man includes music by Te’La and Brother Kamau, set design by Tony Award® nominee Robert Brill, co-costume design by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award® winner Toni-Leslie James and Devario D. Simmons, lighting design by Ryan O’Gara, projection design by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Sven Ortel, and sound design by Mikaal SulaimanCalleri, Jensen, & David serve as casting directors for the production.

Kandi Burruss, the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, and beloved star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta announced today that she is joining the producing team. Burruss will join the team of producers led by Brian MorelandRon SimonsDiana DiMennaSamira WileySheryl Lee RalphThe Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization.

In a statement, Burruss said, “As we know, the best theater holds a mirror up and reflects the world to us. Thoughts of a Colored Man does something that is quietly revolutionary: it holds a mirror up to Black men and shows everyone the strong, wonderful, funny, caring, vulnerable, emotionally complex people that they are. This is a play that speaks to everyone regardless of gender, race, or age. Bring your mother, your father, your daughters, sons, your aunts, uncles, cousins, EVERYONE. I’m incredibly proud to join Brian Moreland, Samira Wiley, Sheryl Lee Ralph and the entire producing team with our shared vision of producing this new American play for a new Broadway.”

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