The acclaimed revival of August Wilson’s family drama The Piano Lesson has extended for a fourth time at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage and will now run through January 20. Starring Brandon J. Dirden and Chuck Cooper, the Signature Theatre Company production was originally set to play through December 9 before being extended through January 13.
In addition to Dirden as Boy Willie and Cooper as Wining Boy, The Piano Lesson features James A. Williams as Doaker, Jason Dirden as Lymon, Roslyn Ruff as Berniece, Eric Lenox Abrams as Avery, Alexis Holt as Maretha and Mandi Masden as Grace. Set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, The Piano Lesson tells the story of the Charles family, who are caught in an argument over whether to sell or keep their shared legacy, an antique piano. The revival is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
The Piano Lesson creative team includes scenic designer Michael Carnahan, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Rui Rita, sound designer David Van Tieghem, fight director J. David Brimmer and the production includes original music by Bill Sims, Jr.
Click below to see Broadway.com’s interview with the cast of the hit revival!