Doug Hughes
(© Tristan Fuge)
Doug Hughes
(© Tristan Fuge)
Tony Award winner Doug Hughes will direct the New York premiere of Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, to be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I, beginning January 13, with an opening set for February 1, 2011.

The play is set in April, 1865, following the end of The Civil War. Caleb DeLeon, a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon and John -- two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home. Casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.

Hughes won the Tony Award, among numerous other honors, for Doubt. His many other New York credits include Oleanna, Mauritius, Inherit the Wind, Defiance, Flesh and Blood, and Frozen.

For more information, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.