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Radio Golf announces full cast
Anthony Chisholm, John Earl Jelks and James A. Williams join the previously announced Harry Lennix and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins in Radio Golf, the tenth and final work in two-time Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright August Wilson's historic, decade-by-decade portrait of 20th Century African-American life.
Anthony Chisholm has appeared on Broadway on two previous occasions, both times in August Wilson plays. Chisholm played Wolf in 'Two Trains Running' (1992) and Solly Two Kings in 'Gem of the Ocean' (2004), in which John Earl Jelk also made his Broadway debut playing the role of Citizen Barlow. James A. Williams is making his Broadway debut in Radio Golf.
Directed by Kenny Leon, Radio Golf will begin preview performances on 20 Apr 2007 and open on 8 May 2007 at Broadway's Cort Theatre.
Set in 1997 in Pittsburgh's Hill District, Radio Golf could be ripped from today's headlines, as Harmond Wilks (Lennix), a charming and powerful African-American politician, is running for the highest office of his career, with the loving support of his savvy wife, Mame (Pinkins). As Harmond steps into political prominence, the past is just a few steps behind him ï¿½ and gaining fast.
Radio Golf features scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.
The play is being produced on Broadway by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Margo Lion, Tamara Tunie, The Bunting Management Group, Lauren Doll, Fran Kirmser and Gordon Davidson.
The other nine plays in Wilson's acclaimed cycle include: Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony nomination), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Tony nomination), The Piano Lesson (Tony nomination and Pulitzer Prize), Seven Guitars (Tony nomination), Fences (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize), Two Trains Running (Tony nomination), Jitney, King Hedley II (Tony nomination) and Gem of the Ocean (Tony nomination).
Radio Golf is to play at Princeton's McCarter Theatre from 18 Mar - 8 Apr 2007, before debuting on Broadway.