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The Stars of Our Lady of 121st Street Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night

Phylicia Rashad directs Stephen Adly Guirgis's play for Signature Theatre.

The company of Our Lady of 121st Street celebrate opening night at Signature Theatre.
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Signature Theatre's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's Our Lady of 121st Street opened on Sunday, May 20 under the direction of Phylicia Rashad. The production, which marks Rashad's New York directorial debut, runs through June 17 and is the second in Guirgis's Signature residency. Check out photos from the red carpet 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."