Kerry Washington Returning To Broadway In New Play Directed By Kenny Leon

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Kerry Washington Returning To Broadway In New Play Directed By Kenny Leon
Posted by Wilson Morales

June 11, 2018

Source: Deadline

According to Deadline, Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale are set to star in Broadway’s American Son, a play written by Christoper Demos-Brown and directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Children of a Lesser God).

This will be a return to the Great White Way for them both.

“Christopher Demos-Brown has written a play that dives deep into the big questions of who we are as a nation, by exploring the intimate relationships within a family caught at the crossroads of love, loss, identity and community,” said Washington in a statement. “After reading the script I was immediately enthralled by the world of the play and the gripping circumstances that these characters are facing. I am excited to step into the ring with Kenny & Steve to tell this story on Broadway.”

The production will begin performances at the Booth Theatre on Oct. 6 with the official opening set for Nov. 4.

American Son is set in a Florida police station in the middle of the night. A mother is searching for her missing teenage son. The play is described as “a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance.” The play was initially commissioned and staged by the Berkshire’s Barrington Stage Company in 2016 and focused on an interracial couple who are trying to find their son after his car was found after a traffic stop. That production starred Tamara Tunie and Michael Hayden and won the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play by an Emerging Playwright.

Washington previously made her Broadway debut in 2009 in David Mamet’s Race.


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