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The Piano Lesson - Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre Company presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

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August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Extends for Final Time Off-Broadway

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Extends for Final Time Off-Broadway

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. 

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The Piano Lesson Star Chuck Cooper on How August Wilson Got Him Closer to 'Nirvana'

The Piano Lesson Star Chuck Cooper on How August Wilson Got Him Closer to 'Nirvana'

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Chuck Cooper’s soulful singing voice has delighted Broadway audiences since 1983, when he made his debut in Amen Corner. He went on to appear in Chicago, Caroline, or Change, Lennon, Finian’s Rainbow, Passion and The Life (winning a Tony Award) and has taught master classes at Yale, NYU and other colleges. Now, Cooper is making ...

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Off-Broadway Engagement of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Extends For a Third Time

Off-Broadway Engagement of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Extends For a Third Time

The sold-out engagement of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson has been extended for a third time. Starring Brandon J. Dirden and Chuck Cooper, the Signature Theatre Company revival was originally scheduled to play through December 9, but will now run through January 13 at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage.

In addition to Dirden as Boy Willie and Cooper as ...

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The Piano Lesson Is a Soaring, Heart-Stopping Theatrical Event

The Piano Lesson Is a Soaring, Heart-Stopping Theatrical Event

It’s no surprise that an off-Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson would be worth seeing. After all, the play won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and is considered one of the best of Wilson’s masterful “Pittsburgh Cycle” set in each decade of the 20th century. But Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s production at Signature Theatre Company ...

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Meet the Off-Broadway Family of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

Meet the Off-Broadway Family of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson

August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson is delighting audiences at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage. Broadway.com chatted with Brandon J. Dirden, Chuck Cooper and the cast of the emotional drama.

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Celebrate an Unforgettable Opening Night with the Cast of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

Celebrate an Unforgettable Opening Night with the Cast of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson
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Can an old piano tear a family apart? August Wilson’s moving drama The Piano Lesson is bringing the flavor of Pittsburgh’s Hill District to off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage, and on November 18, the cast celebrated their official opening night. In The Piano Lesson, Boy Willie (Brandon J. Dirden) and his sister Berniece (Roslyn Ruff) uncover memories of ...

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Receives Second Off-Broadway Extension

August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson Receives Second Off-Broadway Extension

The Signature Theatre Company revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson has extended its limited run for a second time. The production, which was originally set to play through December 9, will now run through December 23. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson opened November 18 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.

The Piano Lesson stars Brandon ...

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August Wilson’s Family Drama The Piano Lesson Opens Off-Broadway

August Wilson’s Family Drama The Piano Lesson Opens Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre Company's revival of August Wilson’s 1990 play The Piano Lesson opens November 18 at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson stars Chuck Cooper, Roslyn Ruff and Brandon J. Dirden. The production will play a limited engagement through December 16.

Set in Pittsburgh after the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson ...

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Savor a First Look at the Family Drama of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

Savor a First Look at the Family Drama of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson
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August Wilson’s 1990 family drama The Piano Lesson is currently making beautiful music at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center, and we’ve got a first look at the thrilling new revival. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson stars Chuck Cooper, Eric Lenox Abrams, Brandon J. Dirden, Jason Dirden, Alexis Holt, Mandi Masden, Roslyn Ruff and James A ...

August Wilson’s Family Drama The Piano Lesson Extends Off-Broadway Before Opening

August Wilson’s Family Drama The Piano Lesson Extends Off-Broadway Before Opening

The Signature Theatre Company production of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson has extended its limited run before opening. The revival, which was originally schedule to play through December 9, will now run through December 16. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Piano Lesson will begin performances October 30 and open November 18 in the Irene Diamond Stage ...

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