EXCLUSIVE: Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington have joined Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, and April Matthis in the upcoming revival of August Wilson's.
The production will begin performing on Monday, September 19, for a 16-week session at the St. James Theatre. The stage will mark the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer-winning Piano Lesson in over 30 years.
Andre Lyon played James Foreman in Fox's Empire in 2014, and most recently directed and directed The 24th. The Piano Lesson will be on Broadway.
Fisher, who plays Lymon in the DC Cinematic Universe, is best known for his breakout roles as Victor Stone/Cyborg in Warner Brothers. He has also appeared in Zack Snyder's Justice League, alongside Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller. Fisher has also appeared in the limited series Women of the Movement, in which he played Emmett Till's stepfather Gene Mobley on HBO. He will also appear in Zach Snyder's Rebel Moon on
Matthis, who will play Grace, is an Obie Award-winning actor and business member of Elevator Repair Service, with stage credits including Off Broadway's Help, Toni Stone, Fairview, and Funnyhouse of a Negro, Measure for Measure and Gatz, among others. The Blacklist, New Amsterdam, The Good Fight, Black Card, and Fugitive Dreams are some of the most popular movies from the Obie Awards.
Potts, who will play Wining Boy, has appeared in Showtime's limited series The First Lady and Measure For Revenge. He'll play civil rights activist Cleve Robinson in Rustin, who played Mafala Hatimbi in The Book Of Mormon and Mr. Hawkins in The Prom. He also appeared in Jitney, which featured Denzel Washington on The Iceman Cometh, and in Jitney, which featured two TV seasons. He also appeared in True Detective, Madam
Producers Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman, and Tom Kirdahy have announced their castings today. A further casting will be made at a later date.
In 1936, a brother and sister are locked in a battle over the fate of a family heirloom: a piano painted with the faces of their descendants. Only by revisiting history, they may proceed.