A Boy and His Soul extends its run by 2 weeks
A Boy and His Soul extends its run by 2 weeks The Vineyard Theatre's Off-Broadway premiere of A Boy and His Soul - a new play written and performed by Colman Domingo, extends its run by two weeks, and will now play through to 1 Nov 2009. A Boy and His Soul opened at the Vineyard Theatre on 24 Sep 2009, following previews from 9 Sep and was originally scheduled to close on 18 Oct 2009. The show opened to mostly good reviews: "a blazingly charismatic performer" (NY Times); "Domingo, ...., is commanding and endearing" (NY Daily News); "a marvelous 90-minute tragicomedy" (NewsDay); "delightful, melody-drenched solo show" (AP) and "a pleasant reminder of what a joy he (Domingo) is to watch" (Variety). Directed by Tony Kelly, founding director of San Francisco's Thick Description Theater Company, A Boy and His Soul explores the life-experiences of a young African-American man in 1970s and 80s Philadelphia, propelled by the beat of classic soul, smooth R&B, and disco. "A Boy and His Soul is a whirlwind trip via the phenomenal soul collection of a young, black inner-city gay boy and his complex family," explains Colman Domingo. "I look back on family situations that are inspired by the music, and vice-versa, to move forward, honor the past, deal with loss, celebrate city life, search my soul -- and find myself in the music," says the playwright and performer. Colman Domingo was seen on Broadway last season in the Tony Award-winning musical 'Passing Strange.' Domingo reprised his 'Passing Strange' roles for the film version, directed by Spike Lee; he is also a regular on the hit Logo Network series "The Big Gay Sketch Show," produced by Rosie O'Donnell. Tony Kelly directed the world premiere of A Boy and His Soul at the Thick House in San Francisco. Creative team for A Boy and His Soul features choreographer by Ken Roberson (Avenue Q - both on Broadway and Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre,) set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Leslie James, lighting design by Marcus Doshi and sound design by Tom Morse.
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