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A Free Man of Color - Broadway

Lincoln Center presents John Guare's free-wheeling epic about the Louisiana Purchase.

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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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What's Up, Paul Dano? The Rising Star on His Broadway Expedition in A Free Man of Color

What's Up, Paul Dano? The Rising Star on His Broadway Expedition in A Free Man of Color

The list of actors who can go toe to toe with Daniel Day-Lewis is not terribly long, and one of them is a low-key 26-year-old named Paul Dano. You may have seen his award-winning film debut as an abused teen in L.I.E., his sly comic turn as the mute older brother in Little Miss Sunshine or his galvanizing ...

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Live and in Color, Jeffrey Wright & Co. Talk Up John Guare's Epic Free Man

Live and in Color, Jeffrey Wright & Co. Talk Up John Guare's Epic Free Man

How to sum up John Guare’s A Free Man of Color? We asked the playwright, director George C. Wolfe and his stars to tell us their impressions of this epic play, a mix of Restoration comedy and turn-of-the-19th-century history. After the opening night performance at Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on November 18, the company chatted with ...

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Find Pleasure in the Big and Bawdy A Free Man of Color?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panel Find Pleasure in the Big and Bawdy A Free Man of Color?

Big themes? A Free Man of Color tackles them in spades: the history of New Orleans, the effect of the Louisiana Purchase, the origins of slavery, racial politics—plus a central character who is irresistible to every women he meets. Playwright John Guare and director George C. Wolfe blend this spicy theatrical stew for Lincoln Center Theater’s latest Broadway ...

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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 ...

Jeffrey Wright on Embracing His Inner Don Juan in A Free Man of Color

Jeffrey Wright on Embracing His Inner Don Juan in A Free Man of Color

The fact that Jeffrey Wright looks entirely at home in a flowing powdered wig and eye-popping orange brocade waistcoat shouldn't really be a surprise. The title star of John Guare's A Free Man of Color has always been a chameleon, from his Tony- and Emmy-winning performances as the nurse Belize in Angels in America to a string of ...

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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 Free Man of Color Delays Start of Previews by Two Days

A Free Man of Color Delays Start of Previews by Two Days

Lincoln Center Theater's production of A Free Man of Color has pushed back its first preview performance to October 23. The show, written by John Guare and directed by George C. Wolfe, was originally set to begin previews on October 21. Opening night is still set for November 18 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The delay will allow for ...

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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 ...

Get Tickets Now for John Guare's 'Freewheeling Epic' A Free Man of Color

Get Tickets Now for John Guare's 'Freewheeling Epic' A Free Man of Color

John Guare, the acclaimed author of Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves, is bringing an exciting new play to Lincoln Center Theater: Tickets are now available for A Free Man of Color, featuring Tony Award winner Jeffrey Wright in the title role, plus rapper/actor mos (previously known as Mos Def) and rising movie star Paul ...

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