Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
Andre Holland and Jay Wilkison will join the previously announced Andre Braugher in Manhattan Theatre Club's Off-Broadway production of The Whipping Man, by Matthew Lopez. Tony Award winner Doug Hughes will direct the production, which will begin performances at New York City Center - Stage I on January 13, with an opening on February 1.

The play is set in April, 1865, following the end of The Civil War. Caleb DeLeon (Wilkison), a Jewish Confederate soldier, returns wounded from the battlefield to find his family home in ruins, abandoned by everyone except Simon (Braugher) and John (Holland) -- two former slaves, who were raised as Jews in the DeLeon home.

The creative team will include John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Jill BC DuBoff (sound design), and J. David Brimmer (fight direction).

Braugher received Emmy Awards for Homicide: Life on the Streets and Thief, and earned his sixth Emmy nomination this year for the TNT series Men of a Certain Age. He won an Obie Award for his performance in the 1996 Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry V, with other New York stage credits including Hamlet, The Tragedy of Richard II, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night.

Holland has appeared on Broadway in Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Wilkison appeared in the Broadway and national tour productions of Rent, and will be seen in the upcoming film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize winning play Rabbit Hole.

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