The Royale Show Poster

The Royale Cast & Creative

Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, The Royale tells, in six rounds, the fictional story of Jay “The Sport” Johnson, a charismatic Negro Heavyweight Champion. It’s 1905 and as Johnson faces his opponents—and confronts his demons—he exposes the troublesome events in his life that have propelled him into the ring with a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 1, 2016.

Show Overview


Khris Davis
Jay “The Sport” Johnson
John Lavelle
Clarke Peters


Written by
Marco Ramirez
Rachel Chavkin
Set Designer
Nick Vaughan
Costume Designer
Dede Ayite
Lighting Designer
Austin R. Smith
Sound Designer
Matt Hubbs
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