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).
Lydia R. Diamond, author of Stick Fly, has created a mesmerizing narrative overlaid onto the rhythm that is baseball in Toni Stone at the Laura Pels Theatre. The swing, the hit, the run, the tag. Her writing, combined with the supple choreography of Camille A. Brown, the guidance of Pam MacKinnon, and a cast delivered from heaven creates a quiet play that soars like an opera.