'The Piano Lesson' sets additional Broadway casting

The new cast members join Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington.

The Piano Lesson

The Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson has announced additional casting for the production later this year. Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis, and Michael Potts will join the show, which begins performances September 19 at the St. James Theatre.

Byers has been cast as Avery, Fisher as Lymon, Matthis as Grace, and Potts as Wining Boy. They join the previously announced Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles, Danielle Brooks as Berniece, and John David Washington as Boy Willie.

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson centers on siblings deciding what to do with a treasured family heirloom: a piano that was hand-carved by an enslaved ancestor. Willie wants to sell the piano and buy the land his ancestors worked on, while Berneice believes keeping the piano is a better way to honor their memory. The 2022 revival is the show's first after its Broadway premiere in 1990.

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