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New Play Thoughts of a Colored Man Plans Broadway Premiere When Theaters Reopen

The piece is written by Keenan Scott II and directed by Steve Broadnax III.

A scene from Thoughts of a Colored Man
(© Michael Davis)

Keenan Scott II's new play Thoughts of a Colored Man is planning a Broadway premiere after theaters reopen, with exact details still to be announced. The production will be directed by Steve H. Broadnax III and will run at a Shubert-owned theater.

Thoughts of a Colored Man is described as follows: "Over the course of a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, the hopes, sorrows, fears, and joys of seven men reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community." It premiered at Syracuse Stage in 2019 and also ran at Baltimore Center Stage.

The production has music by Te'La and Brother Kamau, set design by Robert Brill, costume design by Toni-Leslie James and Devario D. Simmons, lighting design by Ryan O'Gara, projection design by Sven Ortel, and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman. Millicent Marie Johnnie choreographed the world premiere.

The Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage productions featured Jerome Preston Bates, Brandon Dion Gregory, Forrest McClendon, Ashley Pierre-Louis, Reynaldo Pinella, Jody Reynard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Garrett Turner, and Hollie E. Wright. No casting for the Broadway run is confirmed.


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