The 26th Season opens with a special engagement of Philip Hayes Dean's Paul Robeson starring the one and only Avery Brooks. Ernie Scott (The Piano Lesson, Broadway) accompanies Brooks on stage in the role of Robeson's longtime pianist, Lawrence Brown. Paul Robeson, originally produced on Broadway in 1979, is a biographical drama about the spectacular life of this athlete, lawyer, actor, singer and political activist. From his early days at Rutgers, through Columbia Law School and on to a spectacular international stage and screen career, all the while, speaking for the voiceless in a tumultuous climate, Robeson broke barriers and set new precedents. It was a life well-lived.