Cast set for The Hot Wing King at Signature Theatre

Nicco Annan, Sheldon Best, Cecil Blutcher, Korey Jackson, Toussaint Jeanlouis, and Eric B. Robinson Jr.

Signature Theatre has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere comedy The Hot Wing King, written by Katori Hall and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

The cast includes Nicco Annan (as Big Charles), Sheldon Best (as Isom), Cecil Blutcher (as Everett “EJ”), Korey Jackson (as Dwayne), Toussaint Jeanlouis (as Cordell), and Eric B. Robinson Jr. (as TJ).

Synopsis: "Ready, set, fry! It’s time for the annual Hot Wang Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and their culinary clique, The New Wing Order, Cordell is marinating and firing up his frying pan in a bid to reclaim the crispy crown. When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing."

The creative team behind The Hot Wing King features scenic design by Michael Carnahan, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, and sound design by Luqman Brown and Robert Kaplowitz.

As previously reported, the production will run from February 11 through March 22, 2020, at Pershing Square Signature Center's at Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. An official opening is set for Macrh 1.

Playwright Katori Hall is also currently represented on the New York stage by the Broadway premiere of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

The Hot Wing King Tickets are available now for performances from February 11 through March 22, 2020.

(Photos courtesy of Signature Theatre)