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First Look at Lydia Diamond's Toni Stone

Tony winner Pam MacKinnon directs the new play at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre.

Roundabout Theatre Company has released production photos from Lydia Diamond's Toni Stone, running at the Laura Pels Theatre through August 11 with a June 20 press opening.

April Matthis as the title character in Lydia Diamond's Toni Stone.
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Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the company is headed by April Matthis in the title role, alongside Eric Berryman, Harvy Blanks, Phillip James Brannon, Daniel J. Bryant, Jonathan Burke, Toney Goins, Kenn E. Head, and Ezra Knight.

The cast of Toni Stone at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre.
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The creative team includes Camille A. Brown (choreography), Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Allen Lee Hughes (lights), Dede Ayite (costumes), and Daniel Baker and Aaron Meicht (original music and sound design).

Toni Stone, opening June 20, runs off-Broadway through August 11.
(© Joan Marcus)

Diamond's play is described as follows: "Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She's got a great arm. And she doesn't understand why she can't play with the boys. Stone knocks it out of the park as the first woman to go pro in the Negro Leagues. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race, and gender to portray all supporting roles, Toni Stone is a vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way."