Melody Betts and the cast of Witness Uganda, a musical directed by Diane Paulus, run a dance rehearsal before moving to the American Repertory Theater.
Melody Betts and the cast of Witness Uganda, a musical directed by Diane Paulus, run a dance rehearsal before moving to the American Repertory Theater.
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Boston's American Repertory Theater's world premiere production of Witness Uganda has won the 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award for musical theater. Directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, the new musical will run at the Loeb Drama Center from February 4-March 16.

Created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, Witness Uganda follows a young New York City man named Griffin who volunteers for a project in Uganda. Inspired by a true story, the new musical addresses the challenges confronted by American aid workers around the world.

Featured in the company are Griffin Matthews as Griffin, Tyrone Davis Jr. as Ronny, Emma Hunton as Ryan, Michael Luwoye as Jacob, Kristolyn Lloyd as Grace, Nicolette Robinson as Eden, Adeola Role as Joy, and Jamar Williams as Ibrahim, along with Melody Betts, Rodrick Covington, Kevin Curtis, LaTrisa Harper, Aisha Jackson, and Jamard Richardson.

The design team includes set designer Tom Pye, costume designer ESosa, lighting designer Maruti Evans, sound designer Jonathan Deans, and video designer Peter Nigrini.

For tickets and more information, click here.