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Rashad, Lindo, Hamilton, and Santiago-Hudson to Star in Wilson's Gem of the Ocean logo
Phylicia Rashad
Casting has been announced for the New York premiere engagement of August Wilson's The Gem of the Ocean, which will begin previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) on Friday, October 22, 2004.

Directed by Marion McClinton, the production will star Phylicia Rashad, Delroy Lindo, LisaGay Hamilton, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson; the cast also includes Anthony Chisholm, John Earl Jelks, and Raynor Scheine. Opening night is set for Thursday, November 11, 2004.

Set in 1904, The Gem of the Ocean is the ninth play in Wilson's 10-play cycle chronicling the African American experience through each decade of the 1900s. The show will play a pre-Broadway engagement at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, September 10-October 17.

Tickets for the Broadway run are priced at $85-$25 and will be available by phone or online as of Monday, August 23; call 212-239-6200 or click here. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Walter Kerr Theatre box office beginning on Saturday, October 2.

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