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Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, Lois Smith & More to Star in Tony Kushner's The Illusion

Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever, Lois Smith & More to Star in Tony Kushner's The Illusion

Complete casting has been announced for Signature Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of The Illusion, Tony Kushner’s “freely adapted” version of Pierre Corneille's L'Illusion Comique. Performances will begin at the Peter Norton Space on May 17, with opening night set for June 5, directed by Michael Mayer.

The Illusion will feature Peter Bartlett (The Drowsy Chaperone, TV ...

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Squigs Captures a Bewigged Jeffrey Wright & Friends in A Free Man of Color

Squigs Captures a Bewigged Jeffrey Wright & Friends in A Free Man of Color

Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson tackled a truly color-ful assignment when he headed up to Lincoln Center Theater to draw the larger-than-life denizens of A Free Man of Color. Set in New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, John Guare’s epic play features Jeffrey Wright as dandified Jacques Cornet and mos as his not-so-faithful ...

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Cheers On Opening Night for John Guare's Vast and Vivid A Free Man of Color, Starring Jeffrey Wright

Cheers On Opening Night for John Guare's Vast and Vivid A Free Man of Color, Starring Jeffrey Wright
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You know you’re in good hands when heavy-hitters like playwright John Guare, director George C. Wolfe and star Jeffrey Wright are offering up a new work. Their collaboration produced the amazing: A Free Man of Color, which opened at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 18. The restoration comedy/vaudeville epic takes on everything from the Louisiana ...

Just Dandy! We've Got Your First Look at Jeffrey Wright in A Free Man of Color

Just Dandy! We've Got Your First Look at Jeffrey Wright in A Free Man of Color
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Production photos often whet our appetite to see a show—and that’s certainly the case with T. Charles Erickson’s gallery of scenes from John Guare’s eagerly awaited epic A Free Man of Color. Title character Jacques Cornet, played by Tony and Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright, rules the roost in New Orleans in 1801, an era in which ...

A Swashbuckling Jeffrey Wright Preps to Star in A Free Man of Color

A Swashbuckling Jeffrey Wright Preps to Star in A Free Man of Color
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After a five-year absence from the New York stage, Tony and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Wright has chosen what sounds like the perfect role for his return: Jacques Cornet, the charismatic title character in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of A Free Man of Color. Set in New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, John Guare’s play ...

John McMartin, Justina Machado & More Join A Free Man of Color

John McMartin, Justina Machado & More Join A Free Man of Color

Five-time Tony Award nominee John McMartin and In the Heights vet Justina Machado have joined the cast of John Guare’s A Free Man of Color alongside previously announced star Jeffrey Wright. Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new play will begin performances on October 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and open on November 18, directed by George ...

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Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Mos Def & More Set for John Guare's A Free Man of Color at LCT

Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Mos Def & More Set for John Guare's A Free Man of Color at LCT

Tony and Emmy Award winner Jeffrey Wright (Angels in America, Topdog/Underdog), rising movie actor Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) and Wright's Topdog/Underdog co-star, rapper/actor Mos Def (now billed as "mos") are among the cast members announced for Lincoln Center Theater’s forthcoming Broadway production of John Guare’s A Free Man of ...

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What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling Gets Off-Broadway Transfer

What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling Gets Off-Broadway Transfer

Following a sold-out run at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2, David Pittu’s comedy What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling will transfer to a commercial off-Broadway run at New World Stages, beginning November 1. No official opening night has been announced.

 

Written and performed by two-time Tony nominee Pittu Is He Dead?, LoveMusik and co-starring Peter ...

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Pittu's What's That Smell Extends for One Week at Atlantic Stage 2

Pittu's What's That Smell Extends for One Week at Atlantic Stage 2

 

Atlantic Theater Company has announced a one-week extension of David Pittu's comedy with music What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling. The show, which began performances on September 3 and opened on September 10, will now run through October 5 at Atlantic Stage 2.

Pittu co-directed with Neil Pepe and stars in What's That Smell, which ...

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Peter Bartlett to Join David Pittu in What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling

Peter Bartlett to Join David Pittu in What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling

 

Peter Bartlett will star opposite two-time Tony Award nominee David Pittu in the Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling. As previously announced, Neil Pepe will co-direct what's billed as a "comedy with music," written and co-directed by Pittu and featuring original music by Randy Redd. Previews will begin ...

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