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Henry Louis Gates, Tracey Scott Wilson, and More Set for August Wilson Symposium logo
LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Ernie Hudson
in Joe Turner's Come and Gone
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Dr. Henry Louis Gates will moderate Lincoln Center's free symposium, August Wilson's Century: From the World of Joe Turner to the Age of Obama, to be held at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, April 27 at 7:30 pm.

Presented in conjunction with Lincoln Center's Broadway revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone, which will open at the Belasco Theatre on April 16, the symposium will explore the literary, political and topical changes in the African American experience from 1911, the year in which Joe Turner's Come and Gone is set, to the present day. Panelists will include New York Times columnist Bob Herbert, award-winning author John Edgar Wideman, and playwright Tracey Scott Wilson.

Bartlett Sher direct's Lincoln Center's production, which stars Marsha Stephanie Blake, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cummings, Aunjanue Ellis, Danai Gurira, Andre Holland, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Amari Rose Leigh, and Roger Robinson.

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