Leslie Uggams to star in Colman Domingo's Dot

It has been announced that the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams will star in Dot by Colman Domingo at the Vineyard Theatre off Broadway, which will begin previews on 4 February 2016, with an official opening on 23 February 2016.

Directed by Susan Stroman, the production shows what happens when family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. A testament to the enduring bonds of family, this hilarious and moving new play grapples unforgettably with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of an inner city neighborhood.

Uggams will be joined by Sharon Washington, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Colin Hanlon and Michael Rosen.

Colman Domingo's previous play 'A Boy and His Soul' ran at the Vineyard Theatre in 2009. He is best-known as an actor on both Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, providing commanding performances in 'Passing Strange' and 'The Scottsboro Boys'.

Leslie Uggams won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Hallelujah Baby! in 1968 and has been a child actress on television before she was launched into stardom in the 60’s on the popular TV series “Sing Along With Mitch,” eventually becoming the first African-American woman to headline her own variety TV show, “The Leslie Uggams Show.” On Broadway her credits include 'On Golden Pond', 'Blues in the Night', August Wilson’s King Headley II and 'Anything Goes'.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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