Montego Glover, Clarke Peters, and More Cast in Marco Ramirez's The Royale
Lincoln Center Theater has announced casting for the upcoming production of Marco Ramirez's new play The Royale, directed by Rachel Chavkin. The run is set to begin on February 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, with an opening night scheduled for March 7.
The cast will include Tony nominee Montego Glover (It Shoulda Been You) and Tony-nominated book writer Clarke Peters (Five Guys Named Moe) as well as McKinley Belcher III, Khris Davis, and John Lavelle.
Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, The Royale tells the fictional story of Jay "The Sport" Johnson (Davis). In the play, it’s 1905 and as Johnson faces his opponents – and confronts his demons – he exposes the troublesome events in his life that have propelled him into the ring.
The Royale will have sets by Nick Vaughan, costumes by Dede Ayite, lights by Austin R. Smith, and sound by Matt Hubbs.