About This Show

Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, The Royale tells, in six rounds, the fictional story of Jay “The Sport” Johnson, a charismatic Negro Heavyweight Champion. 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 with a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: February 11, 2016 Opening Night: March 7, 2016 Final Performance: May 1, 2016
Location: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City

150 W 65th St,

New York,

10023

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Theatermania Review

| | March 7, 2016
Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson becomes a tragic hero at Lincoln Center.

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