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Angela Bassett, Gretchen Mol, and More Welcome Forest Whitaker to Broadway in Hughie

The Oscar winner stars in Eugene O'Neill's drama alongside Frank Wood.

Forest Whitaker takes his opening-night bow in Eugene O'Neill's Hughie at the Booth Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Tony winner Frank Wood celebrated their opening night in Michael Grandage's new Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie at the Booth Theatre on February 25.

Hughie is set in the lobby of a second-rate Manhattan hotel where small-time hustler Erie Smith (Whitaker) mourns the recent death of the old night clerk, Hughie, and regales the new clerk, Charlie Hughes (Wood), with tall tales from his glory days spent with his now-deceased pal.

Guests at the festivities included Angela Bassett, Gretchen Mol, LaChanze, and more. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.


For this production, Grandage has reunited the entire Tony-winning creative team behind his 2010 Broadway production of Red, including Christopher Oram (sets and costumes), Neil Austin (lighting), and Adam Cork (sound design). Darren Bagert, Michael Grandage Company, and the Shubert Organization serve as producers.

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