The play is a freewheeling epic set in 1802 New Orleans, and concerns Jacques Cornet, a new-world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city.
The cast will feature Tony Award winner Jeffrey Wright as Cornet, along with Mos (aka Mos Def), Paul Dano, Peter Bartlett, Veanne Cox, Sara Gettelfinger, Reg Rogers, Arnie Burton, Nicole Beharie, Rosal Colon, Joseph Marcell, NIck Mennell, Teyonah Parris, Brian Reddy, Triney Sandoval, Robert Stanton, Wendy Rich Stetson, and David Emerson Toney.
The creative team includes David Rockwell (sets), Ann Hould-Ward (costumes), Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting), Scott Stauffer (sound), Jeanine Tesori (original music), and Hope Clarke (choreography).
Guare's many other plays include Six Degress of Separation and House of Blue Leaves. Wolfe, the former artistic director of the Public Theater, has helmed such shows as Angels in America and Caroline, or Change.