Corey Hawkins Joins John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway
Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, Romeo and Juliet) is set to join the previously announced Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey in the Broadway revival of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. Trip Cullman (Significant Other) will direct the work, which is set to begin previews on April 5 before opening at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on April 25 for a 15-week run through July 16.
Janney and Hickey play Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, a wealthy New York couple who are captivated by the arrival of a young con man purporting to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Hawkins will play Paul, the con artist whose trail of deceit lies at the heart of the play.
The design team will include Mark Wendland (sets), Ben Stanton (lighting), and Darron L West (sound).
Six Degrees of Separation premiered off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on May 16, 1990, before moving to the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 8. The play received the 1991 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, an Obie award for the playwright, and the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.