Broke-ology at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Lincoln Center Theater presents Nathan Louis Jackson's Broke-ology, opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on 5 Oct 2009, following previews from 10 Sep and running through to 22 Nov 2009.
Broke-ology: The story of the King family who have weathered the hardships of life and survived with their love for each other intact. But when two brothers are called home to take care of their ailing father, one of them must choose to follow the life he dreams of or honor the unspoken promise of loyalty to his family.
Directed by Thomas Kail, Broke-ology features Francois Battiste, Crystal A. Dickinson, Alano Miller and Wendell Pierce.
The play has sets by Donyale Werle, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lighting by Jason Lyons and sound by Jill BC DuBoff.
Nathan Louis Jackson (playwright), who is making his New York debut, is a graduate of the Juilliard School and of Kansas State University and is a past participant in The Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting intensive, the William Inge 24 Hour Play Festival, the winner of two Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Awards, the Mark Twain Playwrighting Award and the recipient of the Kennedy Centerï¿½s Gold Medallion. Broke-ology premiered last summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Thomas Kail (director) directed the hit Broadway musical 'In The Heights,' for which he won a 2007 Joseph A. Callaway Award and was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. He is a consulting producer and a Music Director on the new PBS television show 'The Electric Company.' He recently directed the City Center Encores! Summer Star series production of 'The Wiz.'
Francois Battiste has appeared on Broadway in 'Prelude To A Kiss.' Battiste last appeared Off-Broadway in Second Stage's production of '10 Things To Do Before I Die.' Earlier this year he played 'Pelzie Sullivan' in 'The Good Negro,' for which he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award.
Crystal A. Dickinson played 'Hope' in the Off-Broadway production of 'The First Breeze of Summer' (Signature Theatre). TV credits include the recurring role of 'Melissa' in Tyler Perryï¿½s 'House of Payne.'
Alano Miller's regional credits include 'In the Red and Brown Water' and 'Marcus: O the Secret of Sweet' (McCarter Theater).
Wendell Pierce has appeared on Broadway in 'Serious Money' and 'The Boys of Winter.' Off Broadway credits include 'Tartuffe,' Tis Pity Sheï¿½s a Whore,' Cymbeline,' 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' (all NYSF); 'Waiting for Godot,' 'The Cherry Orchard' (Classical Theatre of Harlem) and 'The Good Times are Killing Me' (Second Stage Theatre).
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