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First Look at Signature Theatre's Our Lady of 121st Street

Phylicia Rashad helms the production in her New York directorial debut.

Joey Auzenne, Jimonn Cole, Hill Harper, and John Doman star in Our Lady of 121st Street, directed by Phylicia Rashad.
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Signature Theatre's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's Our Lady of 121st Street, helmed by Phylicia Rashad in her New York directorial debut, recently began performances for its run through June 10. This production, the second in Guirgis's Signature residency (following last fall's Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train), opens May 20. See photos from the production in the gallery below.

Joey Auzenne (House of Cards), Quincy Tyler Bernstine (The Amateurs), Erick Betancourt (Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train), Maki Borden (A 24-Decade History of Popular Music), Jimonn Cole (Peter and the Starcatcher), John Doman (The Wire), Dierdre Friel (Search Party), Hill Harper (The Good Doctor), Kevin Isola (Billions), Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Good Wife), Paola Lázaro (To the Bone), and John Procaccino (Incident at Vichy) star in the production.

The creative team includes Walt Spangler (scenic design), Alexis Forte (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), Robert Kaplowitz (sound design), and Charles M. Turner III (stage manager), with casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

The play is described as follows: "After the death of the beloved Sister Rose, a group of her former students return to their Harlem neighborhood to pay respects. But at the funeral home, there's a problem — her dead body has been stolen. An irreverently brash and insightful dark comedy, Stephen Adly Guirgis's Our Lady of 121st Street paints a vivid comic portrait of what happens when old friends meet old wounds and how old habits die hard."

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