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A Free Man of Color: Jeffrey Wright to star

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jeffrey Wright is to star in the Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming prduction of A Free Man of Color, a new play by John Guare, directed by George C. Wolfe, opening at the Vivian Beaumont Theateron 18 Nov 2010, following previews from 21 Oct. Tickets go on sale to the general public on 12 Sep 2010.

The play will also feature Peter Bartlett, Nicole Beharie, Arnie Burton, Rosal Colon, Veanne Cox, Paul Dano, Sara Gettelfinger, Joseph Marcell, Nick Mennell, mos, Teyonnah Parris, Brian Reddy, Reg Rogers, Triney Sandoval, Robert Stanton, Wendy Rich Stetson and David Emerson Toney.

A Free Man of Color will have sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Ann Hould- Ward, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound by Scott Stauffer, original music by Jeanine Tesori and choreography by Hope Clarke.

A Free Man of Color marks John Guare's return to Lincoln Center Theater where his plays 'The House of Blue Leaves,' 'Six Degrees of Separation,' 'Four Baboons Adoring The Sun' (all three nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play) and 'Chaucer in Rome,' were produced. His other plays include 'Rich and Famous,' 'Landscape of the Body,' 'Marco Polo Sings A Solo,' 'Bosoms and Neglect,' 'Lydie Breeze,' 'Women and Water,' 'A Few Stout Individuals' and 'His Girl Friday.' He won a Tony Award for the book of the musical 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' and also wrote the book for the musical 'Sweet Smell of Success.'

Director George C. Wolfe will make his LCT debut with this production. Former Producer of the Public Theater, his Broadway directorial credits include 'Caroline or Change,' 'Topdog/Underdog,' 'Elaine Stritch At Liberty,' 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk,' 'The Tempest,' 'On the Town,'' The Wild Party,' 'Jelly's Last Jam' and 'Angels in America.' His film credits include 'Lackawanna Blues' and 'Nights in Rodanthe.'

Jeffrey Wright's Broadway credits 'Topdog/Underdog' (Tony Award nomination), 'Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk,' and 'Angels in America' (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: 'This Is How It Goes' (Lucille Lortel Award nomination) and the 'Fool' in 'King Lear,' both at the Public Theater. Film: "Cadillac Records," "Quantum of Solace," "W.," "Casino Royale," "Syriana," "Broken Flowers," "The Manchurian Candidate," "Ali," "Shaft," "Basquiat," "Presumed Innocent." TV: "Lackawanna Blues," "Angels in America" (Emmy, Golden Globe Awards), "Homicide: Life on the Street," "New York Undercover," "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" and "Separate But Equal."

Jeffrey Wright

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