Roundabout Theatre Company has now announced complete casting for its upcoming world premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's new play Toni Stone and Obie Award winner April Matthis has replaced previously announced two-time Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba in the title role. Ms. Aduba has departed the producted due to scheduling conflicts. Ms. Matthis will be joined on stage by Eric Berryman (as Elzie), Harvy Blanks (as Alberga), Phillip James Brannon (as King Tut), Daniel J. Bryant (as Spec), Jonathan Burke (as Stretch), Toney Goins (as Jimmy), Kenn E. Head (as Millie), and Ezra Knight (as Woody).
Roundabout Theatre Company continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Toni Stone, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon.
Performances are staged at the Laura Pels Theatre within the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre complex.
Tickets are on sale now.
Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can’t play with the boys. April Matthis knocks it out of the park as the first woman to go pro in the Negro Leagues. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender to portray all supporting roles, Toni Stone is a vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way.